Daily Wine News: “Clean” Wine

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“Some people seem to have no issue taking a swig of Vitamin Water and then going on and on about “frankenwines” and the industrial wine complex and all its evils. That’s pure ignorance and hypocrisy… those of us in the wine industry, and those of you who enjoy wine should know that the term “clean wine” isn’t worth the pixels used to print it on your smartphone. We should also know that Avaline Wines aren’t any better for you than any other wine produced from organically grown grapes made by a small or medium sized winery in this country or in any other.” Alder Yarrow breaks down the problem with “clean wines.”

In Wine Spectator, Mitch Frank offers an update on wine tariffs. “The Trump administration has decided not to place tariffs on French sparkling wine in retaliation for France’s taxes on large tech firms. That’s good news for American wine consumers. The bad news is that the government will be debating over the next few weeks whether to maintain 25 percent tariffs on many other European wines and could possibly raise them.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley shares the frustrations being voiced by California wineries as the state rolled back reopening plans amid coronavirus spikes.

In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard explores Australia’s new wave of lower-alcohol wines.

“Constellation Brands has acquired a minority stake in California’s Booker Vineyard, the Paso Robles superstar winery founded by Eric Jensen,” reports MaryAnn Worobiec in Wine Spectator.

Gallo has purchased New Zealand wine brand Nobilo, according to Wine-Searcher.

Matt Kettmann looks at Justin Vineyards’ influence on Paso Robles’ modern wine scene.

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