Daily Wine News: Napa Must Evolve

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-19-2019

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

“As Napa’s wine industry continues to confront rising temperatures, increasingly frequent wildfires, intermittent drought and erratic weather, a small but growing contingent of vintners is becoming more vocal about the need to address climate change head-on.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on how Napa wineries are confronting climate change by planting new experimental vineyards—without the region’s lifeblood Cabernet Sauvignon.

In the second in a two-part series for SevenFifty Daily, winemaker Dan Petroski and other wine industry experts discuss research on what can be done now to preserve Napa Valley in response to climate change.

Professional women are beginning to out-earn their male colleagues. In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter asks why the wine trade ignores their spending power.

“President Donald Trump suggested he might impose a 100% tariff on French wine to retaliate for President Emmanuel Macron’s tax on multinational technology companies, according to two people with knowledge of his comments made at a recent Long Island fundraiser,” reports Bloomberg.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the planting of the first vines in New Zealand. In Decanter, Rebecca Gibb MW meets with Josip Babich, one of the country’s founding winemakers, to talk legacies and future prospects. (subscription req.)

On the Cork Report, Aaron Menenberg pays a visit to Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia.

In the Wall Street Journal, James R. Hagerty remembers Bunny Becker, who helped make Texas Hill Country a serious winemaking region. (subscription req.)

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores the importance of oak in winemaking.

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