Daily Wine News: Remembering a Wine Auction Icon

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov pens an obituary for Michael Broadbent, who died on March 17 at the age of 92. “When commercial wine auctions got going in Britain in the 1960s, they were largely illegal in the United States, a result of archaic Prohibition-era laws and lobbying pressure from the wine and spirits industries. But Mr. Broadbent noticed wine being shipped by American collectors to London for auction only to be then bought by Americans, who shipped their purchases back to the United States. He wanted to get in on that market.”

“I’m not alone when I say that I’ve never been through anything like this and didn’t see it coming. I had no way of imagining such a circumstance: a world-wide pandemic that closes down the US and World economies?” Rob McMillan surveys the wine industry to get a sense of how the coronavirus is impacting business.

Napa Valley’s Heitz Cellar closed its tasting room, but is still paying its staff, reports Chris Matyszczyk in Inc.

After originally postponing it to a later month, Vinitaly 2020 is now officially cancelled and postponded to 2021.

Victoria James discusses her new book, Wine Girl, on NPR.

VinePair talks with Esther Mobley about covering wine in a pandemic.

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Alice Feiring highlights all the places you can buy wine in the age of COVID-19.

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