Daily Wine News: Harvest Hurdles

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-14-2020

Hand-harvesting grapes. (Wikimedia)

“Around this time every year, thousands of young winemakers-in-training from countries like Australia, Chile, South Africa and Italy descend on the Bay Area to participate in a long-standing, international wine industry tradition: the harvest internship.” But not this year. In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks at how Trump visa restrictions have added another obstacle to California winery harvest season.

In an excerpt from his re-issued The Story of Wine, Hugh Johnson looks into the ancient origins of Spanish wine.

In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox delves into the varying opinions surrounding grape clones.

The Heitz Cellar team has purchased Napa’s Burgess Cellars, reports Wine Spectator, and Meghan Zobeck will take over winemaking duties from Kelly Woods.

Also in Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich reports on Champagne’s struggles, due to Covid-19 and slumping demand.

Camille Berry explores “the dirty business of “clean” wine” in Food & Wine.

In Wine Enthusiast, sommelier Cheron Cowan shares the importance of mentorship in her own career.

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