Daily Wine News: Pushing Boundaries

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logo_vintank“[Paul] Mabray says connecting the ecommerce platform with the social media part will push the boundaries of helping wineries connect to their customers through any means possible.” Cyril Penn reports on the news that Vin65 and VinTank have partnered to connect “wine industry social media data directly to customer ecommerce records.”

“Sicily is not one country, but a universe of little worlds all formed together like arancini di riso, separate unto themselves but making something greater than any one thing.” Alfonso Cevola makes his third trip to Etna.

In The Drinks Business, Lucy Shaw reports that “the global trend for unoaked wines is hitting coopers hard.”

Elsewhere in The Drinks Business, Catherine Seda catches up with Napa Valley grapegrower Andy Beckstoffer.

“Woodenhead’s Nikolai Stez owes his inspiration to Williams Selyem as well, having worked seventeen harvests as an assistant winemaker to Burt Williams and learned from the master.” Rusty Gaffney (aka the Prince of Pinot), profiles Woodenhead Vintners.

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka attends the fourth annual Ribolla Fest, hosted by Jill and Steve Matthiasson.

WineSpectator.com reports that “accused wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan and his lawyer may soon be parting ways.”

In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb analyzes Liv-ex’s latest fine wine exchange numbers.

Joe Roberts details the “(Surprising) Results Of The 2013 Critics Challenge.”

South Africa’s wine exports are rising.

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