Daily Wine News: Diversifying Wine

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What’s it like being a woman in the male-dominated sommelier world? Women wine pros around the U.S. share their experiences in Wine Spectator, plus predictions for post-pandemic wine service.

Tom Wark on diversifying wine writing. “Let’s state for clarity the obvious: There is no downside to a diverse contingent within the communications side of the wine industry. If you need proof of this, think back to the time when blogs emerged on the scene and there was an explosion of new voices writing about wine in all its facets; voices we would never have heard from had the ease and lack of expense associated with the blogging platform not let in these new voices. The wine world became a better place for the trade and for consumers… The point of today’s effort to explicitly elevate voices of people of color within the wine writing field must certainly act as an invitation and declaration that had not previously been explicitly issued: all are welcome, none are excluded, all should be subject to the competition for an audience.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan looks at how the wine closure industry is changing.

In Food & Wine, Javier Cabral highlights Adam Vourvoulis, Pasadena’s first commercial winemaker in nearly a century, and his Vin de California winery.

Also in Food & Wine, Joanna Sasvari explores the Okanagan Valley and its varied and exciting wine industry.

On JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding looks at the exciting table wines coming out the Douro Valley. (subscription req.)

Italy has its first Master of Wine: Gabriele Gorelli from Montalcino. Jeremy Parzen shares more about him on his blog, Do Bianchi.

In Decanter, Jane Anson tastes Cos d’Estournel wines, including the highly regarded 2016, 2010 and 1996 vintages, during a Decanter virtual masterclass held with the estate’s technical director, Dominique Arangoïts. (subscription req.)

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