Daily Wine News: “The Greatest Tragedy”

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“Today, wine consumers do not need help finding new wines. Wineries need help finding new consumers. Instead of admitting their failure as sales people, the wineries have succeeded in convincing the consumers that they are doing something wrong. This is the greatest tragedy in the wine industry today,” says Ryan Opaz in the Huffington Post.

In the World of Fine Wine, Margaret Rand ventures into the world of coopers, forests, and toasts, exploring the ways in which the barrel-making industry responds to the varied demands of fashion, vintage, style, and winemaking taste.

Château Pontet-Canet owners buy Robin Williams’ Napa wine estate, Villa Sorriso, reports Wine Spectator.

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe shares a few findings from the annual State of the Wine Industry report, which was released late last week by Silicon Valley Bank.

According to Meg Maker, “Burgundian Pinot Noir is grown on the moon, Californian Pinot Noir is grown on the sun, and Oregonian Pinot Noir is grown on Mars.”

Victoria Moore is pleased to see muscadet back on the wine map in the Telegraph.

A cache of stolen Côte Rotie wines has been discovered in a hidden cellar only a little further down the river Rhône after a year-long search.

Grape Collective talks with Tom Wark about his blog, Fermentation, wine publicity, millennials, and the rise of craft cider.

Kerin O’Keefe encourages readers to discover Italy’s old vine wines in Wine Enthusiast.

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