Daily Wine News: Covid Setbacks

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-15-2020

With rising cases of Covid-19 in California, the state is rolling back reopenings. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley gets Napa vintners’ reactions to the news. “As of last Thursday, Napa County wineries and restaurants were forced to close for indoor seating, and bars to close altogether… The quick about-face has left many winery owners scratching their heads—and feeling angry, especially since there’s no evidence yet of California wineries being the source of coronavirus outbreaks.”

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl explores how Covid-19 has impacted the competitive world of wine allocations.

Roz A. Gee profiles Jenny Dawn Cellars’ Jennifer McDonald, the first Black woman to open an urban winery in Kansas.

Which 2019 Bordeaux wines sold best en primeur? Chris Mercer takes a look in Decanter.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kathleen Willcox explores the divisive nature of brettanomyces in wine.

In Wine-Searcher, Oliver Styles on “the terrible persistence” of celebrity wine. “Should this celebrity ‘invasion’ not prompt a revision of the way wine critics write about wines?”

In SevenFifty Daily, Christy Frank shares how she’s found success as a retailed in a changed era of selling wine.

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