Daily Wine News: White Wine Emoji

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“Before I say what I’m going to say next, let me be clear: The white wine emoji is fine. I am in no way bothered by the suggestion that it should exist. I’m sure that, once it appears on my phone, I will use it,” says Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle. “But the idea that the white wine emoji is somehow doing some kind of humanizing service to a disenfranchised group of people is, at best, hilarious, and at worst, offensive.”

In Slate, Heather Schwedel believes we don’t need a white wine emoji. “I feel pretty confident in saying that no one’s life will be meaningfully improved, or even meaningfully affected, by the existence of the white-wine emoji, if and when the proposal is successful. In fact, the whole thing feels like a pretty transparent marketing ploy.”

“Having witnessed the rise in the quality of assyrtiko in the last decade or so, I was curious about these other Greek whites. Have they made a similar leap in quality?” Eric Asimov explores Greek whites beyond assyrtiko in the New York Times.

In Wine Enthusiast, I share a story about when I toured Piedmont in a Smart car—and what I learned along the way.

As Georges Duboeuf, 85, steps down, his son Franck Duboeuf is gradually taking over. W. Blake Gray looks at what that will mean for the future in Wine-Searcher.

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe explores why US consumers haven’t kept up with the evolving narratives of Australian wine.

How should “fine wine” be defined? Robert Joseph ponders the answer in Meininger’s.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre finds bargain bottles from less-famous regions.

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