Daily Wine News: Covid-19’s Impact

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-03-2020

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The pandemic has already brought changes to how we drink wine, but will they be permanent? James Lawrenced explores the answer in Wine-Searcher.

In Meininger’s, Felicity Carters looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Chinese consumer wine habits.

“Champagne may very well be the drink of celebration, but with little to celebrate since the advent of COVID-19, sales have been dealt an almighty blow, says Tyson Stelzer, who explores the value of virtual Champagne tastings in the Buyer. “E-sales and virtual tastings are Champagne’s new ‘normal’, seizing the moment to engage would-be diners who find themselves increasingly bored and socially frustrated by life at home.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Julekha Dash reports on how the pandemic has shifted what and how retailers stock wine.

In the Oregon Wine Press, Paul Omundson reports on how Oregon tasting rooms are reopening slowly and carefully.

In Decanter, Chris Mercer looks at what’s making Barolo and Piedmont hot property for buyers in 2020.

In Vinous, Neal Martin revisits the 2003 and 2004 Burgundy vintages, and also checks in on how the 2010s are tasting.

The French government has announced further Covid-19 aid for the wine industry on top of the €140 million already promised, including funds to enable wineries to store rather than distill wine.

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