Daily Wine News: Seeking Solutions

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As wineries face disruptions in sales and cash flow, growers seek creative solutions to help their customers and themselves. Eric Asimov reports on this year’s unique turmoil in the New York Times.

What can 60 years of New York Times restaurant reviews tell us about wine’s journey in America? Leslie Pariseau takes a look in PUNCH.

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Morris explores the importance of wind in vineyards.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Nicole Schnitzler reports on how wine bars have found new ways to do business during Covid-19 shutdowns.

“The most disquieting thing about lockdown is not that it won’t end – it will, and probably sooner than is safe for us – but what we winos will find on the other side. Will people want to go to restaurants, assuming they have the cash? Will they feel comfortable attending tastings, with folk spitting in close proximity, sharing plates of water biscuits and handling the same samples? Will they be relaxed about long-haul travel, breathing the identical air with other passengers?” Tim Atkin ponders wine in the time of Covid-19.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Pascaline Lepeltier explores the new “Vin Méthode Nature” designation. “This is a key evolution for a growing segment of the wine industry. The use of the word naturel (natural) has been forbidden by current European legislation and has led to prosecution (the only exception being the grandfathered Vin Doux Naturel, a designation for sweet wines).”

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds takes a first look at the 2019 wines from the Northern Rhône.

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