Daily Wine News: Revisiting the Classics

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-05-2021

“[Millennials are] poised to overtake fine-wine buying by 2027, according to Silicon Valley Bank’s 2019 State of the Wine Industry Report. Instead of preparing for that moment, though, lots of wine brands are wringing their hands about the demise of great wine, or pandering to young drinkers with lifestyle marketing. However, affordable, classic wines could be the antidote.” In Wine Enthusiast, Caroline Hatchett looks at how value-driven millennials could someday embrace the classic wines they’ve largely abandoned.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on an issue brewing between Staglin Family Vineyard, which wants to be able to host more visitors for wine tastings, and neighboring residents. “It’s another version of a story that’s appeared over and over again in Napa Valley, where the wine industry has increasingly found itself in conflict with the valley’s residents over land-use and tourism issues.”

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on recent allegations of sexual harassment by Zafa Wines’ Krista Scruggs, and other legal issues the Vermont winery has recently faced.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, Grenache Three Ways, and announces what’s up next: wines under $10.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores the missions of two new wine clubs that aim to highlight underrepresented voices in the wine world.

With sour flavors trending in beer in cocktails, Emily Cappiello looks at what’s next for wine in VinePair.

In Decanter, Jane Anson checks in on the Bordeaux 2008 first growths. (subscription req.)

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