Daily Wine News: Embrace New Varieties

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In Meininger’s, Hans Kraak reports on climate change’s impact on the wine industry and the urgent need to embrace new varieties. “Overall, the changes may happen gradually, but they will add up to a dramatic overturning of the wine map… It’s in the more obscure varieties, however, where the helpful traits are likely to be found, that will be necessary for the long term future of the industry.”

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford compares the 2016 and 2015 vintages in Châteauneuf side-by-side. “Both are, unquestionably, good vintages, based on warm and sometimes hot, dry summers… The 2016 vintage in Châteauneuf is vivacious, energetic and complete, whereas 2015 in Châteauneuf is more open-pored, luscious and languid.”

“Simply put, 2016 is one of the most consistently brilliant and alluring young vintages I have ever tasted in Sonoma,” says Antonio Galloni in Vinous.

Do wine consumer preferences change over time? Liz Thach shares answers from a recent research study on WineBusiness.com

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto profiles Peter Heilbron and charts his path from the managing director of Heineken’s Italian subsidiary to making wine at his Tenuta Bellafonte in Montefalco.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan considers the many results of studies about wine’s impact on lifespan, and reacts to a recent opinion piece in the Guardian about the health consequences of alcohol consumption.

The Sonoma County Vintners fourth annual barrel auction on April 20 raised $840,700, which is 6% higher than the previous year. Wines & Vines has more details about the auction.

Wine-Searcher announces that Martin Brown, who created Wine-Searcher in 1999, will be stepping down as CEO and his replacement will be Julian Perry, the creator of UK-based tech company Limitless.

In SevenFifty Daily, Courtney Schiessl offers tips on how to sell dessert wines.

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