Daily Wine News: Movers and Shakers

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-08-2019

Napa vineyards. (Wikimedia)

Napa vineyards. (Wikimedia)

The 85-year-old Wine Institute is moving its headquarters to Sacramento from San Francisco, reports the Sacramento Bee.

W. Blake Gray reports at the options following the passing of Napa’s development bill in Wine-Searcher. “Why would the most successful wine region in America – and arguably the most successful in the world – want to restrict agriculture, when its grapes are so valuable?”

Antonio Galloni remembers winemaker Gianfranco Soldera in Vinous.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph offers his thoughts on mandatory ingredient listing on wines.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague looks at Americans’ fascination with wine grapes. (subscription req.)

On Robert Parker’s Wine Journal, R.H. Drexel profiles the wines of Pam Starr. “Though all of Starr’s wines are intentional, vibrant and very balanced, I favor the Crocker & Starr Cabernet Francs. They are glorious representations of this underrated variety, and are the very definition of tension, precision of flavors, great structure and a texture that begs for a wide host of foods.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Tammie Teclemariam looks at how smart phones are changing how we drink wine.

In Grape Collective, Marco Salerno delves into Calabrian wine.

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