Daily Wine News: Covering Co-Ops

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-15-2020

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery highlights a handful of European wine co-ops. “Throughout time, co-ops have not only shared resources and acted in unison for the collective good, but they’ve offered a way to help outsiders access smaller growers and producers that may be unable to promote themselves or would otherwise go unnoticed. Though many have been known to yield compelling wine, they fly under the radar today.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley admits she has been waiting seven months to write a story about a wine bar. She’s back, shining a spotlight on Habibi, a pop-up wine bar at Bacchus Wine Bar. “I found the experience of being at Habibi to be just as cozy, hospitable and welcoming as any wine bar that I’ve been missing.”

Clean wine, natural wine, fine wine— all are contested terms. In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph says he’s changed his mind about the language of wine. “As someone who has railed against the term ‘natural’ wine, I’ve always fought against any marketing that seeks to confuse, or which does so accidentally. But I’ve also missed the point. Wine drinkers find these terms useful.”

On JancisRobinson.com, members from the wine industry remember Australian winemaker Taras Ochota.

Yes, 2020 has been a turbulent year, but it just might be a special vintage for Long Island winemakers.

James Brock catches up with Nate Klostermann, who succeeded Rollin Soles as winemaker at Oregon sparkling wine producer Argyle in 2013, to discuss the succession and sparkling wine’s true power.

In Decanter, Jane Anson offers a look at the Bordeaux 2020 harvest. (subscription req.)

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