Daily Wine News: Finding Freedom

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-19-2021

In Wine Enthusiast, Rachel Tepper Paley looks at how wine professionals with families have found freedom in their pandemic-era pivots. ““Jobs are important, money is important, and we all have to make a living…But I work so hard because I love my family. There has to be a balance there.”

Earlier this week, many in the wine world welcomed the news that the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas expelled six of its members after a sexual misconduct investigation. But for some of the women who have long felt excluded from the court’s ranks, the process and actions didn’t go far enough, reports Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

With more departures from the Court of Master Sommeliers, America, W. Blake Gray asks in Wine-Searcher: Why keep it? “Traditional MS-type sommeliers seem most comfortable today in steakhouses, where they can help customers decide between 453 flavors of Cabernet. Do you really need certification for that? Is an MS credential helpful at a restaurant that serves natural wines?”

How are supply chain issues affecting this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau release? Amanda Macias investigates for CNBC.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School, Greek Reds, and announces what’s up next: California Cabernet Sauvignon from beyond Napa Valley.

Club Oenologique highlights the best new wine and food books to give as gifts this holiday season.

Wine Spectator recommends Thanksgiving reds beyond Beaujolais.

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