Daily Wine News: Turnovers & Transitions

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Bruce Cakebread is stepping down as CEO of his family’s Napa winery Cakebread Cellars, reports the Drinks Business.

Esther Mobley explains why the Stony Hill Vineyard sale matters in her weekly Drinking with Esther newsletter in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Time will tell what happens to Stony Hill in this next chapter of its life, but I have a hunch it’s in good hands.”

In Wine Spectator, James Molesworth follows up to see how the turnover at Dunn Vineyards from Randy Dunn to his stepson Mike is going. “Today Randy decides when to pick; Mike handles the rest…Mike has kept some things the same…But he’s also tweaked and improved things as well.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent wine school, dry American rieslings, and announces what’s up next: Morgon.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan looks at how the truck driver shortage is impacting wine importers and distributors.

In Forbes, Susan H. Gordon reports from the first Borderless Wine Symposium, centered on the wines of Turkey.

Anne Krebiehl tastes an 1881 riesling at Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan’s Forster Ungeheuer vineyard and shares notes about it in Decanter. (subscription req.)

In Beverage Media, Jack Robertiello looks at how the Paso Robles region is gaining respect from the trade and consumers.

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