Daily Wine News: Worker Welfare

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-02-2021

In SevenFifty Daily, Valerie Kathawala looks at the push to make worker welfare as important to the natural wine conversation as sulfur use and native yeasts. “The natural wine movement has pushed the conversation about farming much closer to the top of the list of considerations for a growing number of wine consumers. Now it has the chance to do the same thing for the welfare of winery workers.

In Wine Enthusiast, Alia Akkam explores Hungary’s natural wine scene. “Those who view natural wine as a passing fancy endanger its burgeoning role in Hungary, says Szekeres… Dedicated natural winemakers in Hungary are eager to forge a level of standardization similar to France’s natural wine charter implemented in 2020.”

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen highlight three LGBTQ+ wine pros working to make wine a more inclusive industry.

Warming wine regions are leaving some German growers contemplating replacing traditional varieties with something very different, reports Kathleen Willcox in Wine-Searcher.

Producers are turning to Brittany, on the Atlantic edge of Europe, to make fresh, lighter styles of organic wine. If quality wine can be made in Britain, it can be made further south in Brittany, say wine producers in France. Barnaby Eales reports on the emerging region in Meininger’s.

In TRINK Magazine, Eva Biringer considers the growth of sober culture in Germany. “It will be interesting to watch how, over time, the pandemic affects Germany’s drinking behavior. What is certain is that the selection of alcohol-free alternatives will continue to grow, and Berlin is leading the pack.”

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto visits with Chianti’s Michele Braganti, who went “from bad boy to meticulous vintner in two decades.”

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