Daily Wine News: The Good & The Bad

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-13-2020

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray surveys the good news and bad news about how the coronavirus is impacting the wine industry.

VinePair is offering live updates of how the coronavirus is impacting the drinks industry.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks at how the coronavirus is taking a hit on the Napa Valley winery corporate retreat business.

The Bordeaux en primeur tasting week has been postponed amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.

“Champagne house Maison Louis Roederer has purchased Diamond Creek, one of Napa’s Valley’s legendary boutique Cabernet Sauvignon pioneers,” reports James Molesworth in Wine Spectator. “It’s the second recent high-profile California acquisition for Roederer, which purchased Sonoma Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc star Merry Edwards in May 2019. The deal includes the 80-acre property, winery and brand.”

In Vinous, Joaquín Hidalgo looks at the transformation the Chilean wine industry is undergoing. “The entire country is debating the prospect of a new constitution, which would represent an inflection point between one era and another. These changing times affect the wine industry as much as any other, since, like all cultural products, wine is a reflection of its political, social and economic context.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone highlights some of the side projects Napa winemakers have.

Simon Field explores the growing category of German rosé in the Buyer.

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