Daily Wine News: PG&E Power Outage

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-11-2019

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In Decanter, Jess Lander reports on what the PG&E power outage means for California wineries. “Since Tuesday night, the outage has affected roughly 800,000 customers, extending to several California wine country regions—including Napa Valley, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Santa Cruz—and could last up to five days in some areas.”

Bloomberg also reports on the PG&E California power outage, and how it’s affecting the wine industry.

Elsewhere in Decanter, Jane Anson on how the Bordeaux 2019 harvest is looking: “there is cautious optimism for an excellent vintage with serious quality in the bottle. Promising, but I would think not quite enough to banish the worries of the wider economic clouds.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann looks at how San Diego became a natural wine haven.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery offers an in-depth look at the story of Pliny the Elder, one of the first wine critics. “Pliny’s writing, much of it informed by a conviction in terroir, recognition of vintage variation and desire to rank vineyards, continues to influence the wine industry today.”

In Food and Wine, Vicki Denig explains why Baja wine should be a bigger deal in the U.S.

“I can think of only two entities in this world that were born in 1949 and became one of the world’s largest wine consumers before the age of 70. One of them is Oz Clarke, the other is the People’s Republic of China.” On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming explores China’s “insatiable” thirst for wine, and whether it’s expected to diminish.

Liv-ex published a new report about the increased demand for Italian wine.

In Wine-Searcher, Tom Hyland offers insight into Italy’s 2019 harvest.

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