Daily Wine News: Wine Twitter

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In PUNCH, Danny Chau wades into the heart of wine Twitter to see what he can learn about the values and anxieties that define its culture today. “Wine might just be doomed to feel exclusionary. Insecurity is built into the discourse the way anything popularly considered elitist esoterica would be, in or outside the States… There are real problems that loom over the wine community, and some that require a great deal of intellectual reckoning. But in social echo chambers, folks tend to hunker down, pick a side and spar with the devil they know. Rarely does it end with any kind of mutual concession.”

Stephanie Johnson explores Soave’s revival in Wine & Spirits Magazine. “Now the tide may be turning again, as pinot grigio runs into resistance from sommeliers and adventurous consumers seeking out terroir-driven wines with compelling stories. Soave, which has undergone a quiet renaissance since those early ad campaigns, can offer both, and tremendous value to boot.”

In Politico, Alexander Nieves and Debra Kahn report on the wine vs. weed issue in Napa Valley. “Some winemakers see marijuana as a threat to their image and, potentially, the quality of their grapes. But others see cannabis as the only real way to diversify the county’s grape-dominant agricultural economy as millennials shy away from wine drinking.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Terri Huggins Hart highlights a new wave of wine clubs aimed to connect likeminded communities who feel set apart from the establishment.

Everyone has their own ideas about which wines they prefer, but exactly how adventurous are we, really? Don Kavanagh explores the answer in Wine-Searcher.

Jamie Goode pays a visit to Eleni & Edouard Vocoret in Chablis, who specialize mainly in single-site ‘village’ level wines.

In the Buyer, Richard Siddle talks to winemaker Tyler Williams of Kiona Vineyards about Washington wine and what makes the Red Mountain AVA so distinctive.

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