Daily Wine News: Environmental Impact

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-09-2021

Regular and small bottles. (Wikimedia)

Has the time for small wine bottles finally come? In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph wonders why, in an age of wine-in-moderation and $200 bottles of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Napa red, half bottles and single-serves are still the underclass of the wine world.

UK merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has said it plans to start removing capsules across several wines in its ‘Own Selection’ range as part of a wider goal to reduce the merchant’s environmental impact, reports Lisa Riley in Decanter.

In Wine Enthusiast, Rebecca Ann Hughes delves into a recent dispute between Italy’s Prosecco producers and Croatian Prošek. “Prosecco producers fear the similarly named wine might jeopardize their global marketability, but wineries in Croatia aren’t sure what the fuss is all about.”

Hail, frost and mildew meant the 2021 growing season was the toughest in years, but quality is high and reserve wines will ensure there is no Champagne shortage, reports Alison Napjus in Wine Spectator.

In the Drop, L.M. Archer profiles Oregon’s veteran-owned Dauntless Wine Company, which offers a path for veterans to find opportunities in the vineyard after stepping off the battlefield.

In Wine Enthusiast, William Johnson rounds up other veteran-owned wine brands to support in advance of Veteran’s Day later this week.

In Wine Industry Advisor, Melanie Young looks at how sommeliers have re-envisioned wine lists after COVID shutdowns.

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