Daily Wine News: Sparking Change

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-19-2019

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In SevenFifty Daily, Peter Weltman reports on how activist-entrepreneurs are creating new career opportunities for people of color in South Africa’s wine areas. “Increasingly, people from disadvantaged communities in South Africa are turning to the country’s wine industry to find new opportunities that hold promise for a better future. And of these, two of the more established figures—Thokozani’s Stubbs and Aslina’s Biyela—are now seeking to help their wine brands transcend the ties to race.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov goes looking for 12 wines under $12. “The relationship between price and quality is neither exact nor easy to define. But the lower the price and the higher the quality, the greater the wine value… Value is also a relative term. A great deal from Burgundy will be vastly different from a steal from Abruzzo.”

According to the New York Post, a Bordeaux fire destroyed $13 million worth of French wine, just one day after the Notre Dame fire. “At least 2 million bottles of wine and spirits were destroyed and 80 employees were evacuated when the fire broke out at the Bordeaux warehouse. Roughly 60 firefighters spent 15 hours fighting the raging blaze but were unable to save a significant amount of booze, which belonged to wine producer Sovex…”

The Oregon Senate passed three bills Wednesday protecting the brand identity of Oregon pinot noir wines and the specific regions in which grapes are grown for that wine, reports Portland’s KGW TV station.

In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning talks to Gil Schatsberg of Recanati Winery about his hopes for the future of Israel’s wine industry.

Tom Hyland explores the 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco releases in Wine-Searcher. “The truth is that 2015 is an average to above average vintage…given that the wines can be appreciated at an earlier stage than usual should be a welcome opportunity for wine buyers looking for Barolos to consume over the next few years, while their bottles of 2010, 2012 and 2013 are aging in their cellars.”

In Vinous, David Schildknecht offers a close look at Nahe Riesling 2017.

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