Daily Wine News: Positivity & Acquisitions

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Renwood Winery tasting room.

Renwood Winery tasting room.

In Wine Spectator, Augustus Weed reports that Rombauer Vineyards has bought Renwood Winery in Amador County. “The sale includes the winery, a 20-acre estate vineyard planted mostly to Zinfandel, and a tasting room, but it does not include the Renwood brand. Rombauer will move production of its Zinfandel to the facility, which will reopen in April. The sale price was not disclosed.”

Robert Joseph is often asked why he’s not more positive when he writes about wine. He explains why it’s important to look on the dark side of life in Meininger’s.

“Hard seltzer – sparkling water with alcohol added – currently sells as much in the US as rosé wine, said Danny Brager, Nielsen vice president of client services. And hard seltzer didn’t even exist six years ago! But hard seltzer appeals to Millennials…” In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at how wine producers are working to seduce a younger generation.

In SevenFifty Daily, Bullion’s Andrew Schawel discusses his approach to selling Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Loire Valley wines to Texans.

“There has never been a better time to be a wine consumer in Minnesota,” says Bill Ward in the Star Tribune.

In Food & Wine, Kate Odell on terroir-driven Japanese beer.

In Forbes, Liza B. Zimmerman tracks wine trends in California wine country.

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