Daily Wine News: Reflect & Remember

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(Flickr: noviceromano)

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“Normally there aren’t huge surprises when I research, but this year, I came away with a cascading shock when I discovered the business wasn’t anywhere close to where I believed it was. And every bit of research since has continued to add to the realization that the industry isn’t only at a cross-roads, we stand a chance of losing the wine consumer altogether.” Rob McMillan reflects on the results of this year’s Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the Industry Report.

Chris Bilbro, founder of Sonoma’s Marietta Cellars and father to three winemakers, has died after battling cancer for several years, reports Wine Spectator. He was 72.

Communication is becomingly increasingly driven by images, not words, says Robert Joseph in Meininger’s, offering wine producers a new way to communicate what they do. “A picture really is worth a thousand words now that anyone can create and publish one within seconds using the phone in their pocket. And, for brand owners, that matters.”

In Wine Enthusiast, sommeliers from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia and Argentina talk about what makes their wine scenes unique.

In Grape Collective, Valerie Kathawala talks to Donkey and Goat’s Tracey Brandt about celebrating the winery’s 15th anniversary.

Neal Martin shares his notes on the Bordeaux 2016s in Vinous.

In Forbes, Tom Mullen looks at how the influence of Germanic culture still resonates in some wines in the Friuli region.

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