Daily Wine News: Luxury in Napa

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-21-2021

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“With California’s pandemic restrictions ending and the weather heating up, it’s little surprise that tourists are flocking to Wine Country. But this version of wine tasting is a far cry from what the masses who descend on the busy tasting bars along Highway 29 experience. Bills for these high-end Napa vacations can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars; some vintners even expressed surprise at how quickly their priciest offerings are selling, considering the economic impact of the pandemic.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the boom of luxe tastings at Napa wineries.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov considers a new line from Penfolds features two cuvées that combine wines of two continents. “In a world that cherishes wines with a sense of place, are these wines of no place?”

Winemaker Loïc Pasquet of Liber Pater is turning his eye from Bordeaux to Georgia. In Club Oenologique, Jacopo Mazzeo wonders if the cradle of wine’s reputation is about to become less about its ancient roots and more about its prosperous future.

Cathy Huyghe highlights three top priorities for wineries and their e-commerce.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers advice for how to pick out new white wines based on the ones you already love.

Nicole MacKay highlights a small handful of wineries that are still committed to giving back despite the challenges of Covid-19 in VinePair.

On Jeb Dunnuck’s site, R.H. Drexel celebrates Pride Month with winemaker Jérôme Chéry.

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