Daily Wine News: DTC Shipping Ruling

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-03-2018

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“A federal judge in Michigan has ruled that the state’s prohibition on direct-to-consumer wine shipping from out-of-state retailers is unconstitutional,” reports Ben O’Donnell in Wine Spectator. “If the ruling stands, Michigan residents will be able to purchase wine from stores anywhere in the country and have it shipped to their homes.”

“Two major Bordeaux wineries have been placed under formal investigation for collusion, with French authorities suspecting they have had the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru classification manipulated to their benefit,” according to Wine-Searcher. “Hubert de Boüard, 62, co-owner of Château Angélus and consultant enologist, was placed under investigation on September 18 for collusion. Philippe Castéja, 69, owner of Château Trotte Vieille and major négociant, was placed under investigation the following day.”

In the New York Times, Ted Loos takes a look at wine auctions and reports on the trends.

In Fortune, Rachel King examines the gender gap in the Champagne and sparkling wine business.

Assyrtiko grape prices on Santorini have spiked this year, leading to concerns among some producers that the Greek island could lose out in the market. Panos Kakaviatos reports on the issue in Decanter.

Wine Enthusiast offers value buys for every wine lover with their list of “Top 100 Best Buys of 2018.”

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Rachel DelRocco Terrazas discovers the joys of Chilean sauvignon blanc.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, reviews two wine books: Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution and Rebecca Gibb’s The Wines of New Zealand.

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