Wine news May 17, 2017

Austin360 contemplates regulations around Texas wine. “We want to grow this industry and want our consumers to know that if we put Texas on the label, it means as much as Washington or California,” Brundrett said, citing two states with more stringent labeling guidelines."

Were you ever curious about Von Miller's favorite wine? Fox has the answers.

US News reports there is a wine boom in Wisconsin. "Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Wisconsin has more than 140 wineries, making it a destination for wine tourists. People made nearly 2 million visits to wineries in Wisconsin in 2015."

Decanter on how to prepare for a wine course. "You may have never tasted a gooseberry, but if and when you do it will most certainly remind you of Sauvignon Blanc."

Palate Press explores Dalmatian wine. "Crljenak Kaštelanski has enjoyed an extraordinary rebirth here, after near extinction in the early 20th century. Newly marketable as Zinfandel – something that many producers capitalise on – it is nonetheless still a rarity, with less than 100 hectares and only 15 producers making it as a varietal wine. Amongst many rather rustic producers, Putalj and Mimica are two names who show that Crljenak can produce more ageworthy and aristocratic fare."

Food and Wine on the difference between Cava, Prosecco and Champagne. "Prosecco comes from the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, where it's made from a grape varietal now known as Glera (which, confusingly, used to be called Prosecco)."