Daily Wine News: Beyond Napa

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-13-2022

Vineyards in Sonoma. (Flickr: Melinda Young Stuart)

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley explains why winemaking keeps migrating outside of Napa Valley. “As Napa, the center of American wine, grows more crowded and more expensive, vintners are pushing out to the perimeters. And that creates opportunities, as well as challenges, for the perimeters themselves. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that the satellite-wine-region story has become a veritable sub-genre of California wine writing.”

In Forbes, Michelle Williams talks to sommeliers about their insights on how to transform the restaurant industry from racial awareness to antiracism. “These vulnerable conversations highlighted experiences of trauma and pain, but they did not end there. Solution oriented hope illuminated concrete ways the restaurant industry can make cultural shifts for healing.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Kelsey Ogletree on what being a wine consultant entails—and how to become one.

In TRINK, Christoph Raffelt delves into the story of Blaufränkisch. (subscription req.)

Patagonia Provisions aims to show the way to a green future through regenerative agriculture – and now, viticulture. In Club Oenologique, Adam Lechmere finds out why the outdoor clothing company is championing wine in such a way.

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, admits that he’s “very concerned about how higher inflation will impact the wine industry.”

Ordering wine at a chain restaurant? Follow these rules, outlined by Katie Brown in VinePair.

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