Daily Wine News: Changes at Wine Spectator

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-29-2020

Thomas Matthews will step down from his longtime role as executive editor of Wine Spectator. Jeffery Lindenmuth is moving over to the publication from Whisky Advocate.

The Napa Valley 2020 vintage is not lost, despite smoke taint concerns, says Chris Mercer, who talks to several winemakers about the fire’s impact in Decanter.

Jancis Robinson highlights two carbon-friendly ways of packaging wine samples.

In Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec profiles sisters Andréa and Robin McBride, went from importing a small lineup of New Zealand wines to building the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, by volume, over the past 15 years.

Joshua M. Bernstein explores why the alcohol-free category is thriving during the pandemic in SevenFifty Daily.

In Wine Enthusiast, Siobhan Wallace looks at what Mourvedre is capable of around the world.

In Forbes, Cathy Huyghe does a Q&A with terroir expert Pedro Parra.

In PUNCH, Aaron Goldfarb looks at how GrapeStars, a slick platform dedicated solely to celebrity wine and spirits, is banking on the currency of fame to move booze.

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