Daily Wine News: A Reckoning

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-17-2020

In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox talks to members of the black wine community about the notoriously unwoke world of wine, and what change looks like.

Alder Yarrow chronicles his experiences at tasting rooms as Wine Country reopens. “One of the things I encountered in both places was the stipulation that I sign a legal waiver before being permitted to taste wine. This, dear friends in the wine industry, is the opposite of hospitality, and a supremely bad idea that should be halted immediately.”

In the Buyer, Peter Ranscombe reports on how Australian winemakers handled 2020’s unprecedented vintage.

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss pens an ode to Touriga Nacional, Portugal’s signature grape.

What’s next for wine tourism? Felicity Carter looks at the trends in Meininger’s. “While it seems logical to assume that it will bounce back once Covid-19 recedes, there are already troubling signs that the reboot may be a while coming.”

Opus One Winery’s long-standing CEO, David Pearson, has been appointed managing director of The Meadowood Estate in Napa Valley, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto reports from Italy as the country’s restaurants reopen post-lockdown.

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