Daily Wine News: Changing Climate, Changing Regulations

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In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph questions whether a changing climate is going to force the organic wine movement to relax some of its regulations.

Purchasing may be normalizing, but the way retail and restaurant buyers interact with importer and distributor reps has changed for good. Scott Rosenbaum considers the future of the wine and spirits sales rep role in SevenFifty Daily.

Now that indoor dining numbers have picked up, diners across the U.S. are seeing a mishmash of changes to drinks to-go laws, from permanent legalization to total reversal. It’s leaving hospitality teams relieved and grateful in some parts of the country, and fuming and concerned in others, reports Julie Harans in Wine Spectator.

Long considered a blending grape, Cinsault is ready for its close-up says Henry Jeffreys in the Drop.

David Kermode declares his love for rosé in Club Oenologique. “Although fashion is undoubtedly a factor, the rise of rosé is about so much more than being seen with a glass of it. There has been a sensational improvement in quality, driven by the producers of Provence and replicated elsewhere.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Rebecca Meir explores the meaning of “linear” in wine.

In Vinous, Josh Raynolds offers notes on Old World-style reds and whites from Western Australia.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, highlights five rosé market trends to watch.

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