Daily Wine News: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-02-2021

Joe Czerwinski.

Joe Czerwinski has been named the Editor-in-Chief of Robert Parker Wine Advocate, replacing Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, who helmed the publication for eight years. In addition, Reviewer William Kelley DPhil has been promoted to the position of Deputy Editor.

In the Press Democrat, Peg Melnik looks at how 92-year-old Warren Winiarski, who helped put California wines on the map, is helping others deal with climate change.

In SevenFifty Daily, Brian Freedman explores the emerging category of American sparkling wine producers making quality and ageable bubbly.

What’s the deal with Ruinart’s Second Skin Champagne packaging? Jane Parkinson looks into it in Club Oenologique, where she reports that the bottle-hugging paper pulp encasement is nine times lighter than Ruinart’s packaging predecessor, generating 60 percent fewer greenhouse gases during production.

Vincent Lataste, the boss of Bordeaux wine company Sequoia, has been handed an “unprecedented” prison sentence for fraud, reports the Drinks Business.

Robert Mondavi Winery is the latest winery to join the NFT craze, reports Decanter, and its upcoming launch could be pivotal in determining if and how the rest of the wine industry will adopt cryptocurrency in the future.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe explores the range of Nebbiolo in Valtellina.

Shipping wine is gaining favor again, finds Maria Gallucci in The Drop.

Eater’s gift guide for wine lovers is here.

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