Daily Wine News: Haus for Sale

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Photo courtesy of Haus.

“Haus, a popular, Sonoma County aperitif brand seemingly poised for major success, has announced that it will cease operations after wine conglomerate Constellation Brands suddenly pulled out of the company’s fundraising campaign,” reports Jess Lander in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Constellation had offered Haus $10 million in funding, but rescinded the offer when the fortified wine company ran out of cash before the deal could be finalized.”

In Bon Appétit, Emily Saladino talks to Helena Price Hambrecht about the sale of Haus, her influential, direct-to-consumer aperitif brand.

In Wine Enthusiast, Sara Pepitone explores how the fall of the Soviet Union changed wine forever.

In the World of Fine Wine, Stuart Walton looks at the origin myths of wine, many of which still resonate today.

In the Drop, Alisha Miranda on why and how to spit wine. “What’s the protocol? And in the age of COVID, what’s the best way to spit without spreading germs?”

For Robb Report, Rachel Cormack reports on the heatwaves and drought wreaking havoc on French vineyards.

Meanwhile, French wine production is expected to rebound from the small 2021 vintage, but drought may yet derail forecasts, a government report has said.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague highlights wines that entertain as well as impress.

Club Oenologique looks at how winery designs have begun to embrace more nuanced approaches to landscape and architectural concepts.

Grape Collective talks with Davide Dì Bella about the uniqueness of winemaking on Etna, the impact of the volcano, and how the region has evolved over the years.

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