Daily Wine News: Pandemic Drinking

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-05-2021

Pandemic drinking did not save the wine industry’s slowing sales, reports Esther Mobley, who looks at new data in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on new wine tariffs the Trump administration has hit France with, which go into effect on January 12.

As COVID-19 cases surge in South Africa, along with a more contagious strain of coronavirus, the government imposed a fresh shutdown on all alcohol sales. Aleks Zecevic considers the impact in Wine Spectator.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph looks at how 2020 changed our wine social life. “Without Zoom, I doubt I’d have been able to ‘meet’ D’Lynn Proctor and André Mack, Gary Obligacion, and Tanisha Townsend and talk about diversity in the wine world, as we did in one of the early Real Business of Wine sessions. I look forward to many more such discussions next year.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl delves into the differences between high- and low-elevation wines.

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Stacy Briscoe looks at how New World wineries are cultivating pride and profits with old vines.

Italian wine with thrive in the 21st century, says Alfonso Cevola.

O’Neill Vintners and Distillers has acquired Gen Z-oriented Rabble Wines.

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  1. happy new year!

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