News Briefs for March 28, 2022March 28, 2022
•The TTB officially approved the San Luis Obispo Coast American Viticulture Area (AVA) appellation earlier this month. Wines can start using either San Luis Obispo Coast or SLO Coast on their labels beginning in April. Spanning a 60-mile stretch of California’s Central Coast and bordering Paso Robles to the east and Santa Maria to the south, the SLO Coast AVA includes 78 vineyards and 3,942 acres of vines. The appellation also includes the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley AVAs. The new AVA currently includes 32 wineries, most of which are smaller producers. Wine Spectator has more.
•Champagne Bollinger has announced the latest vintage of La Grande Année, the house’s prestige cuvée. The wine, a 2014 vintage Champagne, is made from 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, sourced from 19 different crus, with 79% Grand Crus and 21% Premier. The wine carries a suggested price of $190 a bottle and is now available in the U.S. In addition to releasing the latest vintage, Champagne Bollinger has partnered with chefs Gabriel Kreuther in the U.S., Christopher Coutanceau in France, Eric Kragh Vidgaard in Denmark, Fabrizio Mellino in Italy, and Viki Geunes in Belgium to create special pairing menus to go with La Grande Année. Bollinger is imported by Vintus in the U.S.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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