Daily Wine News: Recognition & Predictions

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MassicanDan Petroski is named the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year. “It’s the rare winemaker who can contain multitudes such as these: to forge a style of wine as original and unmoored as Massican while upholding the epitome of the American wine establishment, Napa Valley Cabernet. Or at least, it’s the rare winemaker who can do them both as well as Dan Petroski does.”

Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Esther Mobley highlights the Chronicle’s 2017 class of Winemakers to Watch.

“The best I can say for 2018 is that now is a moment to be both a wine optimist and a skeptic.” In Punch, Jon Bonné shares some wine trend predictions for 2018.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, amontillado, and announces what’s up next: California grenache.

“My proposal for 2018, then, is that the wine drinkers and wine producers of the world should unite in adopting and advocating a political philosophy of wine.” In Decanter, Andrew Jefford proposes principles for what we might call “Wineism.”

Jean-Luc Le Dû died at the age of 52 last week. Bruce Sanderson remembers the sommelier and wine retailer in Wine Spectator; other wine professionals share memories of him in SevenFifty Daily.

In Beverage Media, David Lincoln Ross looks at how Gen Z’ers and Millennials are challenging wine merchants to up their game and re-think how best to profit from these digital-savvy customers.

In VinePair, Laura Burgess looks at why wind is the most important yet least-discussed weather system in winemaking.

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