Daily Wine News: CA Vineyard Workers

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Napa Valley vineyards.

Napa Valley vineyards.

“At a time when vineyard labor is harder than ever to secure, and affordable housing all but impossible for Napa Valley’s vineyard workers to find, the farmworker housing centers are a resource that the county’s wine industry simply cannot do without, its advocates insist, despite the relatively small fraction of Napa farmworkers they accommodate.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the housing crisis for Napa vineyard workers.

In the Press Democrat, Bill Swindell looks at how Sonoma County vineyard companies are hiring foreign visa workers to fill the void in a tight labor market.

Jancis Robinson explores the whites of Pessac-Léognan: “what Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc does not taste like is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc… Unlike Loire Sauvignons, and very unlike Marlborough Sauvignons, the dry whites of Pessac-Léognan can age for decades.”

Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?” NPR is the latest to explore how recreational marijuana might impact California’s wine industry.

The Jarvis Estate reports that Napa Valley winemaker Dimitri Tchelistcheff died on July 5. at the age of 87.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford finds value in wines from the Langhe.

Wine Spectator’s Robert Camuto profiles Alto Adige’s Elena Walch. “Over 30 years that have been part fairy tale with a big dose of entrepreneurial grit, Walch has achieved stellar international success with distinctive wines distributed in more than 50 countries.”

In Punch, Megan Krigbaum offers a buying guide to glassware.

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