Daily Wine News: Planning to Reopen

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-18-2020

“On May 23, Jordan Winery in Healdsburg may become the first winery in California to reopen to visitors post-shutdown,” reports Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle. “But here’s the catch: It won’t be able to serve those visitors any wine.”

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty reports on how Oregon wineries are preparing to reopen to the public after the shutdown. “Winery tasting rooms that open their doors to the public will need to adhere to the same social distancing guidelines as restaurants. These will include determining maximum occupancy to maintain physical distancing requirements, spacing tables at least six feet apart, and limiting parties to 10 people or fewer. Visitors will be encouraged to wear masks.”

A continued slump in Champagne sales has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. Caroline Henry looks at the numbers in Wine-Searcher.

It’s time to take another look at California Chardonnays, says Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription req.)

In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone highlights regions within Napa Valley and some of its ongoing virtual tastings.

On JancisRobinson.com, Alder Yarrow considers the improbable link between hard seltzer and wine.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre on what a wine’s appearance can tell you about what’s inside the glass.

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