Daily Wine News: Celebrity Wine Sales

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A selection of Dreaming Tree Wines, a collaboration between Sonoma County winemaker Sean McKenzie and musician Dave Matthews.

A selection of Dreaming Tree Wines, a collaboration between Sonoma County winemaker Sean McKenzie and musician Dave Matthews.

In SevenFifty Daily, industry professionals discuss how fame affects the retail sales of wines associated with actors, musicians, and sports stars. “Gift giving is a huge opportunity for selling celebrity winesRetailers and distributors say that while consumers do seek out celebrity wines, it’s quality that guarantees repeat sales.”

Dan Petroski shares five wines that changed his life in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Anne Krebiehl considers the different techniques winemakers use to save the tender new shoots on the vines from deadly spring frost in Wine Enthusiast.

In Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer recommends The Wine Lover’s Daughter by Anne Fadiman, “a new wine book that is like no other.”

William Kelley offers an in-depth report on the Burgundy 2016 vintage in Decanter. (subscription req.)

Grape Collective talks to Nancy Irelan to discuss her journey from Vice President of Viticulture and Enology R&D at Gallo in California to owner of Red Tail Ridge in the Finger Lakes.

Lettie Teague covers Pinot Meunier Champagnes in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

In the Press Democrat, Dan Berger reflects on 30 years of the rising trend of rosé.

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