Daily Wine News: Transparency

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-22-2020

(Credit: Avaline Wines)

“It seems most took issue with the “clean” identity they’re promoting because yes, it’s ridiculous as these wines are no different than countless other organic, large-production wines out on the market…But this has all been debated to death and what interests me more is, what are these wines in fact?” Miquel Hudin delves into how Cameron Diaz’s Avaline wine brand defines “transparently produced,” and where, exactly, they are from.

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party has slapped a ban on the domestic sale of alcohol. This, plus the loss of wine tourism, threatens to cripple the wine industry, says Michael Fridjhon in Meininger’s.

In the Robb Report, Sara L. Schneider looks at how the West Coast’s largest auctions are committed to going virtual this year.

Kerin O’Keefe explores Soave in Wine Enthusiast. The white wine “is often associated with light-bodied, zesty bottlings destined for immediate consumption. But the best of them, made with grapes grown in hillside vineyards planted in volcanic or calcareous soils, are world-class, full of flavor and characterized by depth and surprising longevity.”

On WineBusiness.com, Diana Macle charts the rise of rosé from Provence.

“The New York restaurant Del Posto is auctioning off its wine cellar online on July 24 and 25…In this online auction, of the 29,400 bottles for sale, 13,755 are from Barolo,” reports W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher. “There is one huge caveat: Hart Davis Hart does not ship wine within the US. If you win a bid, you must either pick it up at their Delaware warehouse, or have it shipped internationally.”

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, looks ahead to the long, slow road to recovery for U.S. wine.

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