Daily Wine News: The Industry’s Impact

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-28-2017

(Flickr: theloushe)

(Flickr: theloushe)

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, today unveiled a national economic impact study showing the wine industry’s total benefit to the American economy at $219.9 billion in 2017.

San Francisco’s RN74 was a revolution for the wine world. Esther Mobley chronicles why it’s closing. “RN74 was a moment: a restaurant of and for a particular place and time. The moment has passed. But the moment was extraordinary.”

In Punch, Megan Krigbaum looks at how the of-the-moment Spanish producer, Envínate is changing the conversation about what Spain’s wines should be. “Not only are finding themselves at home with today’s smaller-is-better wine set, they are also getting big scores from critics like Luis Gutiérrez…”

Elsewhere in Punch, Jon Bonné recommends nine French gamay producers outside Beaujolais to seek out.

In Meininger’s, Stephen Quinn pays Serbia a visit and discovers that an ancient wine culture is moving into the modern world.

In Grape Collective, Valerie Kathawala considers the state of California chardonnay.

Dwight Furrow delves into the Wisconsin wine scene. “In 2001 there were 13 wineries in the state. Today there are about 135 permitted wineries contributing 200 million dollars per year to the state’s economy.”

In SevenFifty Daily, sommelier Zach Geballe speaks to other somms about how to successfully transition to a new restaurant.

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