Daily Wine News: Confusion Abounds

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-18-2020

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on the confusion surrounding California governor’s order for wineries to close. “California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all of the state’s more than 4000 wineries to close on Sunday, along with all bars and pubs, as part of a lockdown to slow the spread of Covid-19. He seemingly meant “tasting rooms,” but he wrote “wineries”…. As for the governor’s order saying that “wineries” should close, the California-based Wine Institute has interpreted it to mean “tasting rooms”, but calls to the governor’s media office seeking confirmation have not been returned, nor has the word been updated.”

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Napa Valley winery Clos Du Val launched a virtual wine tasting program to bring the winery experience to guests in the comfort of their own home.

In Wine Enthusiast, Emily Saladino reports on how bars and restaurants are reckoning with the coronavirus pandemic.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss looks at how French crossbreed Alicante Bouschet became Alentejo’s new variety of the moment.

In Forbes, Thomas Pellechia ponders the lasting effects of the global coronavirus pandemic on wine tourism.

Brian Freedman highlights 29 bottles of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to look for in Food & Wine.

Mark Stock explores the burgeoning world of Japanese wine in the Manual.

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