Daily Wine News: Dryuary

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Esther Mobley offers her opinions on dry January in the San Francisco Chronicle. “I’m unmoved by arguments against Dry January that focus on the negative impacts they’d have on the wine industry: It’s not my job to defend any industry, and wineries ought to have to win customers’ business in sober-curious times as well as indulgent eras. In fact, it’s in the booze industry’s long-term interest that its customers become introspective about their health. The reason I’m not doing Dry January, however, is because I consider it a more meaningful achievement to practice responsible drinking year-round.”

Château d’Issan was enjoyed by royalty in the 13th century, shows new evidence, as Decanter’s Jane Anson tastes through the Margaux estate’s more recent vintages, from 2000 to 2018 inclusive. (subscription req.)

Elsewhere in Decanter, Peter Richards delves into how non-alcoholic wine is made.

Wine & Spirits Magazine highlights wine books worth reading this winter.

In Wine Spectator, Julie Harans reports on how American restaurants are bracing for the potentially devastating wine tariffs.

In the Daily Camera, Doug Brown looks at how the proposed tariffs on EU wine could upend the wine industry.

Yahoo Finance also chimes in about the proposed tariffs.

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