Daily Wine News: Romania’s Wine Identity

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For Club Oenologique, Laurel Bibby explores how Romanian wine is still searching for its identity. “Indeed, while Romania is one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world, a 40-year hiatus during the Communist era when vineyards were collectivised and production massively increased at expense of quality, means that the oldest wineries in the country today only date back to the mid-1990s… but things are looking up for the Romanian wine industry as the demand for wines from emerging regions and indigenous varieties is growing rapidly. Now, winemakers are starting to use their indigenous varieties as a way of coaxing customers in.”

A record-breaking 10-foot-tall bottle of Zweigelt in a Chinese restaurant in Austria began leaking profusely, spilling 200 liters onto the floor. Wine Spectator shares the drop-by-drop account of what went down once firemen came to clean it up.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph looks at what it takes to get wine on the shelf in duty free stores.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy explores great offerings of low-alcohol wines.

In Forbes, Tom Hyland talks to Doug Frost about where he sees the world of wine heading.

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming ponders the negative aspects of wine in Asia.

In Los Angeles Magazine, LaShea Delaney looks at how Trump’s wine tariffs could be disastrous in California and beyond. “The public is only starting to see the effects of the October tariff. And while smaller wine businesses may be able to cope with a 25 percent tariff with only a rumble of change, a 100 percent tariff has the potential to be seismic.”

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