Daily Wine News: Pizza Wine Evolves

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-25-2021

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In PUNCH, Hannah Selinger explores the evolution of pizza wine. “Today, “pizza wine” denotes a spectrum—from col fondo prosecco to Sicilian frappato to mondeuse from Northern California—that has been transformed not just by the natural wine movement, but by the ambitions and ethos of the modern pizzeria.”

Are importers an endangered species? Terry Theise explores the answer on his blog. “Robert Parker deserves no end of credit for helping create the climate where artisan importers could thrive.. And thrive we did. This started back in the 80s, give or take, and a subsequent generation of importers are enacting their own visions in the wine market. And so, wherefore the dissent? Because there really is an opinion to the effect that the traditional “importer” model (viz. curator/gatekeeper) is quickly growing obsolete.”

“As the wine community contends with racial and sexual inequities, the climate crisis and other issues, many in the industry wonder how to improve its social sustainability.” Amber Lucas explores how the industry must evolve to create a more equitable and inclusive future in Wine Enthusiast. “What can we do to create a better future for wine? Will current policies and practices benefit the global wine community for years to come?”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague goes searching for wines that bring joy. (subscription req.)

In Imbibe Magazine, Penelope Bass explores what makes Spain’s sherry triangle so unique.

In Grape Collective, Jackson Mattek interviews “Barolo Girl” Giulia Negri. “Giulia Negri is a powerhouse. Young and passionate, she took over her family’s vineyards in her early twenties, vinifying wines while still traveling back and forth to Milan where she was in school before taking over with the full vineyard and cellar at her disposal in 2015. Cosmopolitan yet warm, intense yet kind, all of her facets are reflected in her outstanding vintages.”

Manhattan wine shop, Taste Wine Co., had its entire inventory stolen—2,000 bottles valued at about $300,000, reports the New York Post.

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