Daily Wine News: Galloni Breaks

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-13-2013

Antonio Galloni

Some huge news rocked the wine world yesterday: Antonio Galloni announced his resignation from the Wine Advocate and the launch of AntonioGalloni.comEric Asimov scored the scoop. Check out the commentary on WineBerserkers. 

“Wine draws some of the world’s most intelligent and remarkable people to it.” In anticipation of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, Decanter.com chats with Jon Bonné. 

“As we consider the major increase in bulk wine shipments around the world — 45 percent of all New World wine exports are now big bag – big box bulk shipments – you can’t help but wonder if Juice Box globalization might be on the horizon.” Some interesting commentary on “Juice Box Globalization” from Mike Veseth. 

“In the current craze for craft spirits, the drink is in resurrection mode.” In the New York Times, Alice Feiring writes about small-batch Vermouth. 

“Boomers don’t just exit the wine market “feet first”… they exit it in droves when they retire. The message is this: if you’re a wine producer who hasn’t been courting younger generations as well as Boomers (And as we’ll see in a minute or two, chances are good that you haven’t), you ought to be crapping a brick right about now…” Joe Roberts analyzes Silicon Valley Bank’s 2013 State Of The Wine Industry Report. 

In 2012, despite the weak economy, Champagne “had its fourth-highest sales year in history.” 

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray writes a great piece about “a really wild ferment.” 

Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka tastes the Eyrie Vineyards 2011 Original Vines Pinot Gris. 

“Good libations at a lower cost with a reduced environmental impact: What’s not to love about wine on tap?” In Zester Daily, Kathy Hunt writes about the rising popularity of wines on tap.

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