Daily Wine News: Corks, Vines, Droughts

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In Decanter, Andrew Jefford reports from the vineyard front line in the battle against the ever-worsening problem of grapevine trunk disease.

Tom Mullen looks at why corks are on the upswing in Forbes. “Reasons for this shift to an increase in sales during the past decade include an aggressive, focused effort to reduce cork contamination, as well as a robust interest in the use of cork within Asian markets.”

In the World of Fine Wine, Tim James reports on how three years of drought and summer heat have affected South Africa’s winelands.

In SevenFifty Daily, Kathleen Willcox explores Zev Rovine’s success as a natural wine importer. “It turned out that hand-selling small-batch wine ended up aligning with Rovine’s business plan, and it allowed him to grow his profit margin by investing every cent back into the product line.”

“Pol Roger has unearthed bottles of Champagne from the nineteenth century which have been buried beneath its facilities in Epernay for the past 118 years,” reports the Drinks Business.

Miguel Torres has set out to combat global warming. Now he shares the results to date. Felicity Carter reports on the findings in Meininger’s.

More on the controversy over label laws in California by Liza B. Zimmerman in Wine-Searcher.

In Punch, Megan Krigbaum gets a look inside the wine cellar at Chicago’s Parachute.

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