Daily Wine News: Italy’s Harvest Issues

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In Piedmont: Serralunga d'Alba and its vineyards. (Wikimedia)

Serralunga d’Alba and its vineyards during a better year. (Wikimedia)

In the New York Times, Jason Horowitz investigates how climate change is impacting this year’s harvest—and those yet to come—in Piedmont. “Wine producers in this prized territory debate the impact on the end product, but there is a general acknowledgment that the heat and hail and the extreme weather in between present an annual challenge.”

Jeremy Parzen reports on how Italy’s harvest is progressing so far on his blog, Do Bianchi. “The 2017 is a vintage that will be remembered — without a doubt — as an extremely challenging one.”

Bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach has filed suit against the Napa Valley wine retailer, Soutirage, for $1 million, accusing the retailer of knowingly selling fake wines, reports Wine Spectator.

“Lambrusco’s resurgence is fresh and appealing… Plus, it’s a definite rosé-meets-red-meets-bubbly hybrid that can be enjoyed year-round.” In Vogue, Jenn Rice looks at the rise of Lambrusco.

Reka Haros rants about “why wine communication sucks” in The Buyer. “In 2017, the wine industry continues to focus on placing the product on the frontline. Why do we think that putting pictures of bottles, that all look the same except for the labels – and those usually suck too – is an effective form of advertising? Why don’t we make the consumer the hero of our brand story?”

In SevenFifty Daily, Megan Krigbaum looks at how Bobby Stuckey of Boulder’s Frasca Food & Wine helped shape America’s professional wine culture.

VinePair’s Courtney Schiessl believes we need a better way to talk about red blends.

In Decanter, Richard Baudains takes a look at the 2012 vintage for Brunello di Montalcino wines.

Comments (1)

  1. We recently opened a cocktail and wine bar and the effect of climate change on fine wine producers is a common conversation that our sommelier has with our guests.