Daily Wine News: Mondavi Family & MWs

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Peter Mondavi Sr. with sons, Peter Jr., (left) and Marc (right) and his wife, Blanche in 1968. (Source: CK Mondavi)

Peter Mondavi Sr. with sons, Peter Jr., (left) and Marc (right) and his wife, Blanche in 1968. (Source: CK Mondavi)

Roger Morris profiles the Mondavi family in the Drinks Business. “Altogether, there are 16 Mondavi family members active in the wine business, clustered in the three branches of the family – five third generation and 11 fourth generation – producing 17 brands, and importing and selling wines from other countries.”

The Institute of Masters of Wine has released the questions from this year’s Master of Wine Examination. Could you pass the test?

Lettie Teague explores the long overshadowed category of Spanish rosados in the Wall Street Journal (subscription req.).

In the Napa Valley Register, Henry Lutz looks at the growing presence of female workers in Napa vineyards as a result of the labor shortage.

“Austerity is in for Napa Carneros Chardonnay,” says W. Blake Gray. The buttery days are mostly over, he says.

In Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman talks to Gordon M. Shepherd, author of Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine, about how we perceive wine.

Elsewhere in the Drinks Business, Rupert Millar reports that Beaujolais is closing in on officially recognized ‘climats’.

In Decanter, William Kelley reports on the hailstorm that hit California over the weekend.

In Palate Press, Michelle Locke on Cariñena, the Spanish region that’s trying to differentiate itself from Rioja, Rías Baixas, and Ribera del Duero.

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