Daily Wine News: Demand for Diversity

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-12-2022

In Wine Enthusiast, Amy Bess Cook explains why women in wine are hustling to stay afloat. “Women are told, in subtle and overt ways, that we’re worthless. Society’s devaluation of women’s contributions to the workforce is well-documented. In wine, funding affects who gets to be a wine entrepreneur, what winds up in your glass and the industry’s culture.”

In the Washingtonian, Jessica Siman reports on a new DC directory of local women in wine.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores why a new crop of wine sellers is putting representation front and center, making working with diverse vintners a priority. 

Jalapeños in rosé? Esther Mobley weighs in on the viral TikTok trend. “My first reaction was one that I suspect many of my wine-lover readers will share: This is blasphemous. Not because I have anything against jalapeño peppers (I love them) but because doctoring your wine at home just goes against the whole point of wine. It would be like scribbling some of your own doodles on a Rembrandt painting. Even if you don’t like Rembrandt, and you think the art looks better with your doodles, it’s just wrong…that’s when it hit me: This isn’t about drinking wine. This is about making a cocktail.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague offers a helpful tip for finding wine deals: email newsletters from wine merchants.

In the Oregonian, Michael Alberty visits Teutonic Wine Company’s tasting room.

In Salon, Ashlie D. Stevens chronicles the wine cooler’s return.

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