Daily Wine News: Clarity & Consideration

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-20-2020

“For the sake of clarity, let me state that I vehemently hate the idea of using the word “clean” to describe alcohol, a carcinogenic poison, and I hate the bullshit behind describing a wine as gluten-free, as Diaz does. However, there are no laws to stop entrepreneurial wine businesses and celebrities from piggybacking onto a widely recognized term and turning low intervention into something larger than the natural wine world could ever have imagined. And, if it means that people switch from Barefoot to a sustainably or organically produced Barefoot Clean, in the way they have switched from fast food burgers to the Impossible Burger, will that be an entirely bad thing?” Robert Joseph makes the case for—and against—the clean wine movement in Meininger’s.

The canned wine market is expected to be worth $155.1 million by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

“My hope is that as more serious winemakers make food-friendliness a consideration, and as more people from the food world, like me, become immersed in the wine scene, this stigma that food friendly equals simple will begin to fade.” In Wine Enthusiast, Layla Schlack on the beauty of food-friendly wines.

After years of Soviet rule, the once-forgotten Moldovan wine industry is making a comeback. Michelle Williams explores the tiny country’s wine return in Wine-Searcher.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on the European wine tariffs that are back on the table.

Jancis Robinson considers whether the soon-to-be launched “ambitiously priced Chinese wines” are worth their cost.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O teamed up with Napa Valley’s Ashes & Diamonds to hand-paint 18 labels for bottles of wine, reports Emily Tan. All proceeds went to The Okra Project, an organization that supports the Black trans community.

Elin McCoy offers a brief guide to top women winemakers in Bloomberg.

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