Daily Wine News: Restaurant Wine Shops

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-22-2020

In PUNCH, Megan Krigbaum looks at the growing number of restaurants around the country that have closed during quarantine only to reopen as de facto wine shops. “For the consumer, this new brand of retail means that wines that were once only available via a restaurant wine list—whether cellared and with age or just highly allocated—are now up for grabs, and takeaway, and reduced prices.”

“By all accounts, the 2019 [Bordeaux] harvest went well… But the en primeur campaign, when these young wines are sold as futures, has been rudely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.” In Wine Spectator, James Molesworth ponders Bordeaux’s fracture futures campaign.

Alder Yarrow offers an updated profile of the wines of Jamie Kutch. “He has become more focused than ever on the combination of site and vintage, as he tunes both in his winemaking and his farming regimens to allow the characteristics of each to play a larger role in the character of his wines.”

Liv-ex has published a report detailing how companies should best adapt their practices to sell wine in a post-Covid-19 world. The Drinks Business has the details.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov highlights 10 great Italian whites under $25.

On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan remembers Jerry Stiller and the Blue Nun ads he once appeared in.

And in Wine Enthusiast, I put together a beginner’s guide to hybrid grapes.

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