Daily Wine News: Rebuilding & Better

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-23-2021

How can we build new—and better—power structures in the wine industry? “What‘s being served at the table is rotten, and the legs are wobbly. We’re better off building new tables and offering up fresh ideas with shared leadership.” Pamela Busch shares her ideas on how to get there.

“The worst fire season on record will cause most people to remember 2020 as the Golden State’s worst harvest on record. But in reality, the percentage of grapes impacted by smoke taint across the states was lower than many vintners expected, with entire swaths of California wine country unaffected, according to early lab tests conducted by wineries,” says Laura Burgess, who explores good news about California’s 2020 vintage in SevenFifty Daily. “In fact, according to many producers, 2020 was an exceptional vintage.”

Results from a new broad-based study from two economists shows that French critics rate organic and biodynamic wines 6-12 points higher compared to conventional or sustainable wines. Pam Strayer reports on the findings on WineBusiness.com.

John Fox, who ran the world’s largest wine Ponzi scheme from his Berkeley store, Premier Cru, gets out of prison, reports Frances Dinkelspiel.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on Fleurie Beaujolais, and announces what’s up next for Wine School: A taste of Grenache/Garnacha from three different countries.

In Wine Spectator, winery director and former sommelier DLynn Proctor talks about his journey through wine and his inspiration for co-founding Wine Unify.

Club Oenologique explores the world of New Zealand reds.

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