Daily Wine News: Women of Champagne

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Anne Malassagne, the fourth generation co-owner of AR Lenoble Champagne. (Source: AR Lenoble Champagne)

Anne Malassagne, the fourth generation co-owner of AR Lenoble Champagne. (Source: AR Lenoble Champagne)

In Food & Wine, Lindsey Tramuta profiles the women working to bring diversity to Champagne. “It is a woman, in fact, who transformed the industry…But why aren’t there more women in the industry to help combat persistent clichés and macho attitudes and inspire future generations?”

Wine Spectator’s Mitch Frank takes issue with some recent research on wine, which found that people like wine more when they think it costs more. “Reading about this study, two thoughts come to my temporal lobes. First, lying in an MRI machine for 90 minutes while someone squirts wine into my mouth sounds like the world’s worst tasting-room experience. And second, why wine?”

In SevenFifty Daily, Erin Rolek, GM and sommelier of The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, shares how she moves bottles from lesser-known regions using something called the chalkboard program.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter considers how Instagram is driving wine trends, most notably the rosé trend.

In the Washington Post, Jason Wilson hits the Vermont craft beer trail, and tries to determine whether Vermont is becoming the Napa Valley of beer.

In Decanter, Jane Anson finds that some of Bordeaux’s Chinese investors are looking to leave. “There has also been speculation that up to 40 Chinese-owned Bordeaux châteaux could be back on the market. It’s almost impossible to verify this.”

W. Blake Gray looks at how labor shortages are hitting hard in California’s wine country in Wine-Searcher.

Claire Lower taste tests Target’s new $5 wine line for Lifehacker.

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