Daily Wine News: Champagne Drop

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-14-2021

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Extreme weather has caused a 60 percent drop in Champagne crop for 2021, reports Patrick Schmitt in the Drinks Business. “One would have to go back to 1981 to find a lower yield in the region…”

On JancisRobinson.com, Alder Yarrow explores how wildfires affected California’s 2020 wine production and what the long-term effects on grower-winery relations are. (subscription req.)

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher look at how Black wine businesses are cultivating their communities.

While the pandemic has decimated commerce globally, it has given a much-needed boost to China’s domestic wine industry, reports Jim Boyce in Wine-Searcher.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School on white blends and announces what’s up next: 2019 Chablis.

In Wine Enthusiast, I track the rise of the Counoise grape outside France.

Amanda Barnes looks at how Argentina’s winemakers are embracing Cabernet Franc in the Drop.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto reports on how Binomio, a wine project started by a pair of friends, joined Italy’s elite.

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