Daily Wine News: How to Move Ahead

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-11-2020

Recycling night, in a pandemic. (Flickr: Steven Depolo)

Will the coronavirus destroy the smallest wineries? In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on how the Puentes family is struggling to hold on to Honrama Cellars after building it from the ground up.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe reports that Italian wineries are anxiously awaiting a return to normalcy after the country was hit hard by the coronavirus.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has been the biggest ever change for online retail, with millions flocking to virtual shopping to get through the crisis,” says Don Kavanagh in Wine-Searcher. “The big question, though, is whether that change will be permanent.”

On WineBusiness.com, Peter Mitham ponders what recovery from Covid-19 will look like for the wine industry.

In Vinous, Stephen Tanzer talks to 35 producers about the challenges they’re facing as a result of the pandemic.

The French are drinking less Champagne, causing sales to fall. In Meininger’s, Richard Woodard looks at the consequences.

The Wachau is Austria’s newest DAC winegrowing region.

Jameson Fink highlights the distinctiveness of Godello in VinePair.

In the Dallas News, Alfonso Cevola explores a recent project from Texas Hill Country William Chris Vineyards’ and Austin master sommelier Craig Collins, a red wine blend whose profits will aid Texas restaurant industry workers in need.

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