Daily Wine News: Canada’s Ice Wine Dilemma

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Snow covered vineyards in Canada's Niagara wine region. (Source: Tawse Winery)

Snow covered vineyards in Canada’s Niagara wine region. (Source: Tawse Winery)

In Wine Enthusiast, Jodi Helmer reports on how climate change is affecting Canada’s ice wine production. “New research claims that 60% of Canadian wine growers believe climate change has an impact on their vineyards. Some have implemented changes to adapt, but others remain skeptical.”

Does meeting consumer expectation lead to routine winemaking? Oliver Styles explores the answer in Wine-Searcher. “The top Bordeaux consumer is likewise unlikely to want innovation. But more broadly, the consumer is as inconsistent as the weather itself. Despite attempts to have us believe otherwise, I don’t believe people function as blocks, separated by arbitrary delineations of generations (Boomers, Millennials, Gen-Xes and so on).”

On his Do Bianchi blog, Jeremy Parzen remembers Brunello grower Gianfranco Soldera. “Soldera will be remembered, no doubt, as both a champion and denigrator of Montalcino. The wines he grew, raised, and bottled were among Italy’s and Europe’s best.”

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter speaks with Laurent Delaunay about what opportunities he sees remaining in wine — and the threats on the horizon.

In its quest for millennials, has the wine industry ignored Generation X? Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen look at what the wine industry is doing to capture and retain Generation X in Forbes.

In SevenFifty Daily, Peter Weltman explores how the drinks industry is stepping up to provide jobs for ex-offenders.

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