Daily Wine News: Prejudices & Stereotypes

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In VinePair, Vincent Moten on what it’s like to be a black man working in wine. “As a colleague, let me say to other wine professionals: It’s time to let go of your tired prejudices. Black men don’t just drink sweet wines, or cheap wines. Speaking from my experience facilitating wine tasting events, Black men do drink a broad range of wines. We are hungry to explore the world of wine; we just need wine professionals who are willing to take the time to explain it, in the same way that’s afforded to white customers.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley provides updates on the Glass Fire, including that it has now damaged 17 Napa Valley wineries, and that winery employees double as the majority of the region’s volunteer firefighters.

Wine Spectator reports that some vintners in Calistoga, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain have been able to inspect the Glass fire’s damage, but the blazes continue as they try to salvage harvest.

It’s time to kill gender stereotypes in wine, says Vicki Denig in Wine-Searcher.

Should producers trouble to find out who, exactly drinks the wine they make? In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph says they should.

Kerin O’Keefe offers a guide to the indigenous white grapes of Sicily in Wine Enthusiast.

In Forbes, Lana Bortolot and John Foy say Lambrusco is the perfect summer-into-fall transition wine.

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