Daily Wine News: A Future Generation

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-11-2021

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In Wine Enthusiast, Stacey Lastoe looks at the current crop of harvest interns, part of a growing generation of future winemakers.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov highlights the wines of Mary Taylor, who is betting that curious consumers will want well-made bottles, labeled with just the facts. “…for years the wine industry has rationalized inexpensive, bad wines as “gateway bottles,” steppingstones for consumers who eventually will graduate to the good stuff. It doesn’t matter what they drink, the thinking goes, so long as they are paying for wine. But what if curious young people were offered legitimate gateway bottles, gently priced introductions that gave an appealing taste of the wider world beyond?”

Washington state wine grape growers have generally seen smaller crops in 2021, but the state as a whole should produce more wine this vintage. How is that possible? W. Blake Gray investigates in Wine-Searcher.

In the Drop, Roger Morris explains why you need wine collection insurance.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre talks to California winemaker Robin Lail, who is switching to carbon farming and hopes more vineyards join.

Jancis Robinson says Burgundy 2021 is not a total washout.

Should Provence Rosé be pale? Should English fizz be made in the same way as Champagne? And should the next Bond be a woman? In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph highlights some connections between these questions.

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