Daily Wine News: Several Reflections

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winecheers“I probably wouldn’t have a job if it weren’t for Parker: if he hadn’t turned the masses into wine drinkers. If he hadn’t championed wines from California alongside the established greats from France. The wild pleasure he conveys in his tasting notes is contagious. I don’t score wines, and I don’t always share Parker’s taste in wine, but I can only hope to evoke some of that energy in my own writing.” Esther Mobley pens a tribute to Robert Parker after his retirement announcement.

What’s next for Long Island wine? Courtney Schiessl explores the region’s potential in SevenFifty Daily.

On Tim Atkin’s site, Christy Canterbury MW considers what’s next for women in wine.

In Wine Spectator, Augustus Weed says the quality of canned wines has vastly improved.

In Forbes, Liza B. Zimmerman provides a summary of a video broadcast in which Rob McMillan address current wine industry trends and data, including how to do a better job of attracting millennials.

Caroline Henry shares data from Champagne’s detailed 2018 sales report in Wine-Searcher. “Indeed, while sales value was at its highest, volumes were at their lowest since 2009, the last time sales volumes dropped below the 300,000m-bottle mark, at the height of the economic crisis.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Charles Passy explains how wine shops will survive the online-shopping era. (subscription req.)

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