Daily Wine News: Double Whammy

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-12-2022

Hunter Valley in Australia. (Wikimedia)

W. Blake Gray reports on troubles the Australian wine industry has faced this year in Wine-Searcher. “Australian grapegrowers got a double whammy of disturbing business news this week. It’s part of an ongoing downturn for the Australian wine industry started by a trade war with China, but an industry analyst says the roots of the problem were planted 25 years ago.”

In Club Oenologique, Nina Caplan explores the historic crafts to survive across Venice’s network of islands—including winemaking at Venissa, a walled vineyard where the city’s indigenous Dorona grape is enjoying a revival.

“Pinotage is a grape that has struggled to be taken seriously…Of late, though, its reputation has improved quite a bit, and a lot of the thanks have to go to one producer: Kanonkop.” Jamie Goode profiles the South African winery.

Margaux is “the most exciting and divisive” appellation this vintage, according to Colin Hay’s take on the Bordeaux 2021 vintage in the Drinks Business.

In the Wall Street Journal, Fiorella Valdesolo looks at why low-alcohol cocktails, wine and beer are on the rise. (subscription req.)

In VinePair, Christine Clark talks to pizzaiolos about the best wines to pair with pizza.

Lauren Mowery highlights luxury train vacations for wine lovers in Wine Enthusiast.

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