Daily Wine News: Millennial-Friendly Tasting Rooms

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-08-2019

wine-tastingKathleen Wilcox explores how some wineries are adapting tasting rooms to appeal more to millennial consumers in Wine-Searcher. “Older visitors may be alarmed to discover that wine tastings are not only attended by broke jeans-wearing 20-somethings, but also squalling babies and drooling dogs. To make matters worse, sips are often paired with, perish the thought, decidedly grubby activities such as yoga among the vines.”

In National Geographic, Sandra MacGregor writes about the Fete des Vignerones wine festival in the charming Swiss town of Vevey, which happens only once every 20 years. “So remarkable is the Fête des Vignerons’ cultural scope and spectacle that in 2016 the event was awarded status as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.”

“The shareholders of Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti have appointed Perrine Fenal to replace Henry-Frédéric Roch as co-director together with Aubert de Villaine,” reports Bruce Sanderson in Wine Spectator. “Fenal is the daughter of Lalou Bize-Leroy, who served as co-director from 1974 until 1992 and now heads Domaine Leroy.”

In Grape Collective, Christopher Barnes talks to Lorenzo Scavino of Azelia in Piedmont.

In VinePair, Zach Geballe on where somms look for excellent-value white wines beyond Burgundy.

Alfonso Cevola on the cult-favorite natural wines that Dallas merchants love.

Atlas Obscura explores the history of ice wine.

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