Daily Wine News: Rising and Thriving

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Signorello during, and before, the 2017 Wine Country fire.

Signorello during, and before, the 2017 Wine Country fire.

After losing its tasting room in the Wine Country fires last year, Signarello Estate has opened its new, temporary modular tasting room. Esther Mobley shares an update on one of the industry’s worst causalities of the fire in the San Francisco Chronicle. “One silver lining: In addition to rebuilding the destroyed tasting room, Signorello will build an entirely new winery, plus carve caves into the hillside for barrel shortage…the Birebents believe that when the new tasting room is complete — whenever that may be — it will be better than ever.”

Napa’s Duckhorn Wine Company announced that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Aaron Romano has the scoop in Wine Spectator.

Elsewhere in Wine Spectator, Gillian Sciaretta looks at what makes a good wine list. “When wine lists are done right, a diner should be able to eat out anywhere in the world and successfully order a bottle they will enjoy. Having compared wine lists from applicants across several continents, encompassing more than 75 countries and territories, I have seen how global a language wine is. “

Austria, a country with a highly fragmented wine industry and no big hero brand, has developed a fine wine reputation and is achieving high average prices for its wines. Felicity Carter looks at Austria’s successful fine wine strategy in Meininger’s.

Veraison has begun on California’s North Coast, reports Kerana Todorov on WineBusiness.com.

Alder Yarrow looks at what’s happening to zinfandel on JancisRobinson.com. (subscription req.)

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy tastes Walmart and Trader Joe’s wines and ranks them from best to worst.

Wine & Spirits Magazine highlights a few wine and spirits books for summer reading.

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