Daily Wine News: Drinking Wine, Alone

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-17-2020

“Under orders to socially distance ourselves, isolate and even self-quarantine, communal activities cannot be taken for granted. And what’s more communal than drinking wine?” Eric Asimov writes in favor of drinking wine alone during these trying times in the New York Times. “…coronavirus has put us in a different situation now. The concern is not drowning sorrows at the hotel bar or the isolation felt even in the middle of a crowded party. The question is about drinking when literally alone, at home, when doing one’s best to comply with the new protocols of a public health crisis.”

Rob McMillan explores how the coronovirus pandemic will affect wine sales. “This is NOT a situation that will impact long term wine demand. This is a short term demand shock.”

With the entire nation in isolation, Wine-Searcher’s Tom Hyland talks to members of the Italian wine industry to find out how they’re coping with the coronavirus crisis.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announces closure of all Fine Wine & Good Spirits state stores indefinitely.

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss explores the winemakers in Southwest France working to revive rare, native grapes like Fer Servadou and Petit Manseng.

In Decanter, Sarah Jane Evans on Interpretación, the new project from Vega Sicilia’s former technical director. (subscription req.)

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