Daily Wine News: Wine Enthusiast Announces 40 Under 40 List

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Tahiirah Habibi, part of Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 40 Under 40 list

Wine Enthusiast announces their annual 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list. “This year’s list includes sommeliers who use wine as a bridge between cultures, brewers who are building awareness of racial injustice and the founder of a nonprofit advocacy organization for restaurant workers that has raised millions in coronavirus relief funds for hospitality professionals. It also includes people who have hands-on roles in creating wines for big-name producers, whether in the vineyard or the winery.”

“Many fields have an expected career trajectory, a staircase that usually starts in college and continues until you arrive at the proverbial top. In reality, however, there’s never just one path, especially in wine.” Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, I highlight a handful of winemakers, importers, and retailers who found success in their wine careers after 40.

In Wine Spectator, Aaron Romano reports on the wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia that are threatening wineries, vineyards and thousands of homes.

As Bollinger launches a straight Pinot Noir Champagne, Margaret Rand asks why they are rarely labeled Blanc de Noirs in Wine-Searcher.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants you to drink more riesling.

On his Good Vitis blog, Aaron Menenberg explores Washington State’s white wines.

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has acquired Steele Winery from winemaker Jed Steele in a deal that includes the brand, the 23-acre property and 2,500 tons of crush capacity, reports Cyril Penn on WineBusiness.com.

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