Daily Wine News: Diversity Developments

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-29-2021

Last year, the drinks industry made a commitment to diversity. In SevenFIfty Daily, Chasity Cooper looks at the programs, organizations, and scholarships created to bring real change—and explains why there’s still more work to be done.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patrick J. Comiskey and Joshua Greene present an oral history of the late Jim Clendenen, the man—and mind—behind Au Bon Climat.

In Club Oenologique, Simon Pavitt explores how tech is changing how we buy wine. “Every actor in the fine wine world – from winemaker to merchant to consumer – has had to reappraise needs and adopt new solutions over the past 18 months…All over the fine wine landscape, digital tools and experiences were adopted in order to engage customers.”

Millennials are driving the sparkling wine category, according to Wine Intelligence. “The growth in the sparkling category in the past few years – and which has accelerated in the past 12 months is coming primarily from the urban affluent consumer aged under 45 – principally the Millennials and LDA Gen-Z cohorts. In contrast to the traditional fizz-drinker stereotype, these recruits are more likely to be male than female.”

After years of baking temperatures and high sugars, James Lawrence welcomes a return to classic wine styles with the 2021 European vintage in Wine-Searcher.

The young English wine industry has been hit by Post-Brexit and Covid costs, labor shortages and severe export hurdles. But a rise in domestic sales has helped soften the blow, says Barnaby Eales in Meininger’s.

In TRINK, Paula Redes Sidore pens a letter to her younger somm self.

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