Daily Wine News: Drought & Damage

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-23-2021

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

California droughts sometimes make better wine, but they’re bad for the industry overall. Esther Mobley explains why in the San Francisco Chronicle. “For California’s winegrowers, the dry conditions present a complex set of questions. Wine quality doesn’t always suffer during drought years — in fact, it seems clear that certain wines can actually be improved by drought. But you won’t find any winemakers out there rejoicing. They’re expecting the drought to severely diminish grapevines’ yields, reducing the amount of wine they can make and sell.”

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov selects 10 New York State wines that highlight the identity and possibility of the Finger Lakes and Long Island regions.

After unprecedented frost damage across French vineyards, Tom Jarvis looks at what can be done to fight it in Wine-Searcher.

In Decanter, Chris Mercer reports on how Bordeaux is gearing up for the 2020 en primeur campaign.

Two decades ago, Grüner Veltliner was a wine-world phenomenon. Thanks to an excellent 2019 vintage in Austria, says Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal, it is ready for resurgence. (subscription req.)

Can the wine industry benefit from Clubhouse? Julia Coney looks at the social networking app’s impact in VinePair.

Kate Dingwall explores the beauty of piquette for InsideHook.

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