Daily Wine News: Labeling Changes

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-17-2018

Willamette Valley vineyards. (Wikimedia)

Willamette Valley vineyards. (Wikimedia)

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty reports on the reasons why Willamette Valley winemakers are proposing major labeling changes. “Ken Wright and David Adelsheim are ringing the village church bells to warn Willamette Valley wineries about a pair of threats: colleagues who are losing sight of the value of the Willamette Valley name and outsiders looking to exploit it.”

In Wine-Searcher, Liza B. Zimmerman talks to liquor attorney Rob Tobassien about the ups and downs of the three-tier liquor model.

The wine industry appears uneasy about — and could be threatened by — cannabis legalization. Dave McIntyre delves into wine’s newest competitor in the Washington Post.

The Martinelli family has bought out other family members to retain ownership of the Three Sisters and Charles Ranch vineyards in Sonoma County’s Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. Esther Mobley reports on the news in the San Francisco Chronicle.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan takes a look at French vineyard subsidies. “It turns out that France, unlike Spain and Italy, doesn’t allow vineyards to get the general EU agricultural subsidy that pays farmers annually based on the amount of land they own and farm.  This means, all else being equal, that wine is cheaper to produce in Spain and Italy than it is in France.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Layla Schlack falls in love with the story of a tenacious Bordeaux winemaker. “I found myself rooting for her, like I would for a Jane Austen heroine trying to save her family’s fortune. There was such purity in her intentions, such care. I desperately wanted the wine to be good.”

Ryan Smith checks out Arizona’s wine culture in VinePair.

In the Guardian, David Williams explores what climate change means for the wine industry.

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