Daily Wine News: State of Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-17-2014

downloadYesterday, Silicon Valley Bank released its annual State of the Wine Industry Report. (Full report, infographic, press release.) CNBC’s Katie Little has dug into the data, and so has Stacy Finz of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Some huge news in the Finger Lakes. Rumor has it that Paul Hobbs is launching a project on the southeast side of Seneca Lake with Johannes Selbach. Evan Dawson has the details.

At Bottlehouse, a wine bar in Seattle, GeekWire’s Mónica Guzman recently got together with Eric Levine of CellarTracker and Jameson Fink of Wine Without Worry to taste through some geeky wines.

Jancis Robinson remembers wine writer Pamela Vandyke Price.

“Alcohol percentages are a bit like age — just a number. The ability of a winemaker to understand their environment, and react accordingly is far, far more important.” Simon Woolf discovers elegance above 14%.

Rather than detail what he thinks will happen in 2014, Tim Atkin has decided to offer a “six-point wish list instead.”

Lot 18 has secured a brick & mortar retail license from the New York State Liquor Authority. John Trinidad has the details.

As part of a food and wine guide to Chicago, USA Today chats with sommelier Ryan Arnold, a wine director for area restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

In Grape Collective, Alia Akkam chats Dan Davis, “the wine guy” at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.

“If you’re a fan of Syrah, and the other Rhône varieties, you must… get on their mailing list.” The HoseMaster reviews the latest releases from Halcón Vineyards.

From the Digital Wine Communications Conference, a quick look at what happened in 2013 in Rioja.

“French winemaking doesn’t get much more extreme than this… Winters are cold, spring comes late and while summer days are long, the nights are chilly.” Wine Enthusiast offers a quick guide to the Jura.

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