Daily Wine News: Wine’s Future in Israel

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-20-2021

Nana Estate Winery in Negev, Israel. (Photo credit: Nana Estate)

Euro News reports on an experimental vineyard in Israel’s desert, where researchers are investigating how grapes can grow under the extreme conditions and showing us how to cope with climate change.

“Estimates of the total tons picked in 2020 show what many in the North Coast feared; Sonoma County’s Pinot Noir crop appears to have suffered the most,” reports Andrew Adams on WineBusiness.com.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at American regions whose 2020 vintage were most impacted. “There is a “no duh” feel to that statement: both Napa and Oregon’s Willamette Valley were hit by wildfires and smoke and many vineyards didn’t even harvest their fruit.”

Silicon Valley Bank has released its 2021 State of the Wine Industry Report.

Where is the Italian wine industry heading? In Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus discusses the short history of modern viticulture in Italy and how many time-honored vineyard practices are being fine-tuned. (subscription req.)

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery explores the importance of winter for wine vines. “This period of rest is vital to recovery. The vine’s slower metabolism allows it to stockpile carbohydrates for when vines transition, or deacclimate, into spring. Think of it as grizzly bear hibernation for Pinot Noir and Riesling vines.”

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has acquired the London-based Wine Intelligence, according to Wine Industry Advisor.

In SevenFifty Daily, Christy Frank looks whether Biden will remove the recent additional wine tariffs.

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