Daily Wine News: Changing the Paradigm

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-21-2017

Flickr: Ren Kuo

Flickr: Ren Kuo

In SevenFifty Daily, Julie H. Case looks at how female sommeliers, wine directors, and restaurateurs are treated differently from their male counterparts—and how to change the paradigm.

The House has given final approval to the $1.5 trillion tax bill. Wine Business’s Cyril Penn looks at how the legislation will impact wineries. “The legislation provides a $1 credit per gallon for the first 30,000 gallons produced; $0.90 for the next 100,000 gallons; and then $0.53.5 for up to 750,000 gallons. Additionally, the legislation allows wines with up to 16 percent alcohol levels to be taxed at the lower rate that previously applied to wines with less than 14 percent alcohol.”

On Tim Atkin’s site, Matt Walls on what he looks for in a good vintage. “Rather than always aiming for the 10/10 vintages on a vintage chart, I often end up buying 8/10s instead; a balanced vintage that favours freshness and drinkability over the structure and concentration that can make a wine overpowering when young then liable to fall into a hole for a decade.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan looks at what makes cabernet sauvignon Washington’s premier grape.

On Good Vitis, Aaron Menenberg reviews the wines of CVNE.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, shares field notes from a visit to Madeira.

Jon Bonné lists “The 25 Essential Wines of 2017” in Punch.

In Beverage Media, Marika Vida-Arnold suggests 8 ways to train a non-wine savvy staff.

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