Daily Wine News: What It All Means

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-07-2021

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley explains what the mega-deal between Gallo and Constellation means for supermarket wine, and the implications of the sale for the California wine world. “During the last two harvests, the limbo state of the Gallo-Constellation transaction has caused considerable instability in the grape markets, since many farmers who had fruit contracts for the brands in question didn’t know if they’d suddenly be working with a new company at harvest time. Now, at least, everyone knows where the chips have fallen.”

Does lower yield mean better wine? Alex Russan investigates the enduring wine myth in Wine-Searcher.

In Wine Enthusiast, Anna Archibald talks to wine shop owners about advice they have for those considering opening one of their own—with special advice for opening one during the age of Covid-19.

On WineBusiness.com, Cyril Penn looks at how Covid-19 has strained the wine supply chain.

Zach Geballe considers how the sommelier profession will forever be changed after Covid-19 in VinePair.

In Meininger’s, Jeff Siegel looks into whether there’s a great wine can shortage or not.

“The U.S. government has opted not to redefine moderate drinking,” reports Mitch Frank in Wine Spectator. “On Dec. 29, the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020–2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. While there were some changes, the guidelines left the federal recommendations on alcohol—that women drink no more than one alcoholic beverage per day and men drink no more than two—unchanged.”

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