Daily Wine News: Behind the Label

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Jenny Lefcourt. Photo courtesy of Jenny and Francois

Jenny Lefcourt. Photo courtesy of Jenny and Francois

In Bon Appétit, Marissa A. Ross talks to Jenny & Francois Selections’ Jenny Lefcourt. “Coming in at 5-foot with a portfolio of some of the natural wine world’s most respected and influential winemakers, Lefcourt is a humble powerhouse. She built her business by lugging bottles of wine from Paris to New York, nearly selling them door-to-door like some 1950’s vacuum salesman while getting her PhD at Harvard. Now, nearly twenty years later, Jenny & François Selections isn’t just a side hustle picked up in Paris, but one of the most successful natural wine importing portfolios in the U.S.”

“Amazon is moving ahead with plans for its alcohol delivery business. The Seattle retailer filed an application with the state this week for an alcohol license which, if approved, would allow it to deliver wine bought over the internet in San Francisco,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy reports on how California native Michael Juergens set out to plant the first vineyards in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo explores South African Cabernet Sauvignon.

On his blog, Tom Wark ponders wine and the myth of “natural.”

Tim McKirdy makes the case for age-worthy albariño in VinePair.

In Forbes, Tom Mullen talks with Peter Mondavi Jr. about the future of Napa Valley wines and more.

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