Daily Wine News: Women in Tokaj

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In the Buyer, Caroline Gilby looks into why women play an increasingly prominent role in the Tokaj region, where there is a much higher percentage of women winemakers than in other parts of Hungary, and not only winemakers, but also women owners of wineries.

“China is slapping massive duties on wine from Australia for the next five years, a move that threatens to deprive the country’s winemakers of their top export market and escalate a trade dispute. The duties, which range from 116% to 218%, were announced Friday,” reports Julia Horowitz for CNN.

“The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery issued four licenses on Thursday to ZAFA Wines. The licenses allow the Burlington-based wine business, which the state had previously shut down, to manufacture, sell and distribute wine,” reports Sally Pollak in Seven Days. “Zafa Wines, founded and owned by winemaker Krista Scruggs, was ordered last November by the Department of Liquor Control to cease operations because, according to the department, it was operating without proper licenses in place.”

What happens when flying winemakers are grounded? Kelly Magyarics takes a look at how their jobs were impacted by the pandemic in Wine Enthusiast.

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Rebecca Toy offers a guide to Chardonel.

In Food & Wine, Sarah Yenbamroong offers advice for pairing wine with Thai food.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre looks at Penfolds’ new wine, which blends California and Australian grapes together.

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