Daily Wine News: Lifting Up

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-11-2021

In VinePair, Zach Geballe talk to Rania Zayyat and Cara Bertone of “Lift Collective, a platform designed to bring access and equality to the wine industry for marginalized peoples of all types, by offering discussion, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities to those who have traditionally not been represented by or within the wine industry. It’s Wonder Women of Wine, with a wider lens and a greater ambition.”

U.S. tariffs and coronavirus restrictions that shut restaurants, bars and airport duty-free stores in many countries wiped 13.9% off the revenues of French wine and spirits exporters last year, industry group FEVS said.

As both climatic and pandemic conditions continue to change, securing solid contracts is growing more important in the wine business. Kathleen Willcox looks at the implications in Wine-Searcher.

Gallo sues St. Helena’s Long Meadow Ranch over breach of wine grape contract, reports Sarah Klearman in the Napa Valley Register.

In Wine Enthusiast, J’Nai Gaither explores the story of Zinfandel, the Croatian grape that found success in America.

Jancis Robinson offers her impressions of Austria’s “lovely” 2019s. (subscription req.)

In Decanter, Jane Anson reports on the how the Sauternes 2001 wines are holding up. (subscription req.)

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