Daily Wine News: Mission’s Journey

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Mission Grapes. (Source: Wikimedia)

Mission Grapes. (Source: Wikimedia)

In PUNCH, Megan Krigbaum explores how the natural wine movement is embracing the mission grape a.k.a. listán prieto a.k.a. país a.k.a. criolla chica. “While the grape long predates most of the varieties we hold in high esteem today, the story of país’s long journey from Old World to New is one we’re only becoming acquainted with now.”

Al Gore tells the wine industry to act on ‘global emergency’ of climate change.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley and Tara Duggan report on how restaurants and wineries in Sebastopol’s Barlow are stuggling to pay bills after the recent flooding.

Wine & Spirits Magzine reports that the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation made a $50,000 donation toward the United Way of the Wine Country Sonoma County Flood Recovery & Wellness Fund. United Way will leverage the funds with an additional matching gift opportunity.

In Travel + Leisure, Ray Isle explains why Washington’s Walla Walla region has grown to become a compelling wine destination.

Condé Nast Traveler explores the growing trend of California wine country loyalty programs.

James Lawrence looks at the maddening business of marketing wine to millennials in Wine-Searcher.

In Decanter, Patricio Tapia argues why Argentina’s Monasterio vineyard, in a remote corner of Uco Valley’s Gualtallary region, is a top candidate to be the country’s first officially recognized ‘grand cru’ area. (subscription req.)

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