Daily Wine News: Slow Wine

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Sophia McDonald Bennett delves into the story behind Slow Wine in Wine Enthusiast. “The publication was first available in Italy in 2010. It began to feature Slovenian wineries a few years later and added California in 2017. Oregon was the next U.S. state to be added in 2019. Plans are to include New York and Washington producers in 2021… This emphasis on values is one of the many things that sets the project apart. Each year, contributing writers visit every featured winery for a first-hand look at its operations. Those visits were suspended this year because of Covid-19, but this practice will resume in the future.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley continues to report on Napa Valley wineries destroyed in the Glass Fire, disputing rumors about those reportedly damaged.

In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox reports on how Napa producers are scrambling to save the 2020 vintage as fires spread once again.

In Food & Wine, Oset Babür talks to Hope Well Wine and Vineyards’ Mimi Casteel about the importance of regenerative farming for the future of wine.

For Thrillist, Tom Burson explores Germany’s tradition of Federweisser. “From late September and into October you can find the stuff mass-consumed along the Rhine’s mighty shores and in every gutsschänke (wine tavern) with side of zwiebelkuchen (onion cake). Most often though, you see it in two-liter jugs purchased along highways, hiking trails, and at the Weinprobierstand by parched cyclists, hikers, and road-trippers like some magical German moonshine.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery looks at three cool-climate European white wines that have flourished abroad: Kerner, Müller-Thurgau, and Scheurebe.

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