Daily Wine News: 2019 Harvest Reports

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(Flickr: KBJPhoto)

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In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy looks at how the 2019 harvest fared in regions across the northern hemisphere. “France was particularly hard-hit… As many French winemakers told me: Welcome to the new extremes of climate change. The good news is that they’ve had some practice in years such as 2003 on how to deal with global warming. Despite everything, quality looks very good.”

Can dry farming help save California’s vineyards? In Civil Eats, Lela Nargi talks to advocates who believe dry farming is the only way to go as the state faces ever hotter, drier, and more erratic weather.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph identifies three people and their inventions that created the modern world of mine. “None of them, as far as I know, had anything directly to do with vines, wine or winemaking, but their inventions changed the nature of the wine industry.”

In Club Oenologique, Peter Ranscombe reports on how one producer in the Abruzzo mountains is working to revive the Maturano grape.

Tyler Colman aka Dr. Vino answers questions about the 25% tariff imposed on wines imported from France, Spain and Germany.

Alfonso Cevola considers the role of the wine ambassador.

In VinePair, Kate Dingwall interviews winemaker Gérard Bertrand.

“Agustin F. Huneeus, the Napa vintner who pleaded guilty for his role in the college admissions scandal dubbed “Varsity Blues” by the FBI, has been sentenced to five months in prison,” reports Mitch Frank in Wine Spectator.

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