Daily Wine News: Inclusion & Impact

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Have recent campaigns to support black businesses actually impacted black-owned wineries? Janice Williams investigates in VinePair. “There’s still much work to be done in terms of inclusion within the wine industry in the U.S. and on a global scale, but the uptick in awareness and exploration of Black-owned wineries here in the states is a good place to start, and it’s one that winemakers of color hope will last, not to mention, possibly lead to more opportunity.”

Alder Yarrow says we’re living in a (brief) new era of unbelievable wine deals. “These kinds of deals will continue as long as restaurants and hotels aren’t buying, and until distributors manage to wiggle out of their contracts to sell these wines, or wineries find better places to sell them for higher margins.”

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene explores the 2018 Douro Valley vintage.

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan and Paul Gregutt explore the “terroir-driven treasures” of the Columbia Gorge.

A counterfeiter who displayed fake Bordeaux wines at a trade show in China has been found guilty and given an 18-month suspended prison sentence by the court of Pudong in Shanghai, according to Bordeaux’s wine council, the CIVB. Chris Mercer has the details in Decanter.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, rediscovers Ruché, “one of Italy’s invisible wines.”

In Vinous, Stephen Tanzer revisits the 2001 Napa Valley Cabernets. “Although many ‘01s went through a reticent stage at some point between about ages 4 and 15, today virtually all of them have embarked on their windows of peak drinkability, and they are showing beautifully.”

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