Daily Wine News: Distilling Wine in France

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-13-2020

“France approved support for French winemakers on Monday to distill wine surplus into alcohol following a slump in demand because of restaurant and bar closures and lower exports due to extra U.S. tariffs,” reports Reuters. “The government cleared a 140 million euro ($151 million) crisis mechanism for distillation.”

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carter considers the impact of the pandemic on German wine producers.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley on the new San Francisco label, Dewey’s Wines, that wants “to conjure up the opposite of a pretentious winery.”

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming explores the wines of Vietnam. “Despite the adversities, it is apparently possible to make good wine in Vietnam, but is that fact alone justification enough to do so?”

In VinePair, Evan Rail highlights a range of hopped wines.

A new study from Tufts University found that diets rich in berries and red wine could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, reports Wine Spectator.

In Decanter, Amanda Barnes profiles Argentina’s Luján de Cuyo. “It’s a region where tradition is preserved and protected, even as tastes evolve and new styles emerge.” (subscription req.)

Comments are closed.