Daily Wine News: New Times

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In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone reports on the “record-setting devastation” in Napa. “Recent years have been disastrous, but 2020 seems to know no bounds. It surpassed 2018’s record-setting destruction in just four weeks of blazes this summer… For those who have lived in the Napa Valley for decades, these are new times indeed.”

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl looks at the winemakers behind England’s sparkling future.

In VinePair, Jess Lander reports on how winemakers are repurposing smoke-tainted grapes from the wildfires.

The Silicon Valley Bank Annual State of the Industry Survey is open now until October 30.

“A former wine and liquor distributor was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Friday for using the show “Shark Tank” as part of a scheme to defraud investors,” reports CNN. “Joseph Falcone, 60, formerly operated the 3G’s VINO LLC, a wine and liquor distributor based in Bethpage and Farmingdale, New York. Among other products, 3G’s distributed a single-serving wine in a sealed glass, which had previously been featured on an episode of the reality pitch show “Shark Tank,” according to a federal information.”

Jancis Robinson encourages readers to buy South African wine to help support the country’s restricted wine industry. “So, what’s the good news about South African wine? The sheer beauty of it, that’s what. It must be almost unimaginably frustrating for the producers of these gorgeous, often underpriced liquids not to be able to sell them unfettered.”

In SevenFifty Daily, Alex Russan looks at how winemakers craft “clean” natural wines that aren’t marked by volatile acidity, Brett, or mousiness.

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