Daily Wine News: Ahr Valley Update

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-04-2021

Recent flooding in the Ahr Valley.

Meininger’s offers an update on the situation in the Ahr Valley. “The cellar masters are still salvaging and checking whether barrels have remained intact. The three vinotheques of the winegrowers’ cooperative have all become unusable… Despite all the efforts in the vineyard, with winemakers from other growing areas helping out with the foliage work and helicopters with a special permit taking over the spraying, there are question marks behind the harvest.”

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A mainstay of the Napa wine industry for four decades, Rosemary Cakebread is no stranger to premium Napa wines. She talks to the Drinks Business about a special Californian collaboration, creating wine over Zoom and how the pandemic has made her feel even more connected to the land.

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