Daily Wine News: Reasons for Hope

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-22-2020

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It’s been a hell of a year, but Sonoma producers have reasons to be cheerful, says W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher. “…90 percent of the Sonoma County grapes that will be harvested had already been picked before the Glass Fire broke out on September 27.”

Tim Atkin reflects on the year that changed the wine world. (Hint: It’s not 2020.)

Back in 2019, before anybody had heard of Covid-19, wineries prepared for their 2020 wine launches. Jeff Siegel looks at what happened next in Meininger’s.

Bloomberg debuted a video that looks at how Georgia’s wine industry turned to VR and e-commerce to bring its vineyards wine lovers everywhere when the pandemic halted travel.

Amy Edelen looks at how Washington winemakers have been impacted by the West Coast wildfires.

In the Drinks Business, Lucy Shaw delves into the power of wines backed by celebrities.

Cutting-edge scientific techniques could soon allow us to sample the same wines King Herod drank, but it’s not certain we’ll enjoy them. Food archaeologist Dr. Tziona Ben-Gedalya discusses recreating the flavors of the past.

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