Daily Wine News: Lebanon’s Future

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-28-2021

Vineyard in Lebanon. (Source: Wines from Lebanon)

In Eater, Farrah Berrou explains why we should all be drinking more Lebanese wine. “Many of Lebanon’s family-run micro-wineries that were born after 2000 are now on their second or even third generation… New stories like these are absolutely worth telling, but paradoxically it’s the older one that continues to lure writers and readers and, most importantly, compel people to purchase a bottle of Lebanese wine. But the industry’s need for support should not be the sole reason for writing about it. Lebanon’s wine producers need spotlights and profiles, but not only when their vineyards are on fire or their offices have caved in on them.”

Bracing for another fire season, Napa and Sonoma viticulturists decide whether to replant or revitalize many vineyards that burned in 2020. Stacy Briscoe has the story in SevenFifty Daily.

“After 21 vintages of making wine from far-coastal Marin County, Pey-Marin Vineyards is coming to an end,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley. “Wineries rarely close down entirely; more often, when an owner wants out, they sell. But Jonathan Pey, who founded Pey-Marin Vineyards with his late wife, Susan, in 1999, said that the extreme conditions of west Marin farming have simply gotten too punishing, in part due to climate change.”

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray talks to Rob McMillan, who predicts a boom in wine sales over the next 12 to 18 months.

European vintners are finding toeholds in the U.S. just as some of America’s oldest wineries are ready to cash in. Elin McCoy looks at the recent acquisitions in Bloomberg.

Should vineyards let nature take its course? Most wineries strive to exist in harmony with nature, but some have overstepped the mark, says Adam Lechmere in Club Oenologique.

In Wine Enthusiast, Hannah Selinger explores the diversity of English wine.

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