Daily Wine News: Inflation Hits Napa

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-25-2022

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

Napa wine tasting fees are more than twice as expensive as six years ago. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley looks into why that is. “Alabor shortage means employers are paying higher salaries. Supply chain hold-ups have resulted in escalating costs for goods like glass bottles, the price of which doubled in some cases. Serial wildfires have shot up insurance rates…and their threat requires constant maintenance of defensible space, another costly line item. Now, inflation is adding to all of those troubles.”

Following extreme weather conditions this year, Pomerol has had its request to temporarily reverse a ban on irrigating vines approved, reports Georgie Hindle in Decanter. “Winegrowers were told that the exception was obtained to ‘deal with extreme situations’ and were asked to ‘use it only when absolutely necessary.’”

A South American producer believes the blockchain can make it possible for wineries to demonstrate their organic credentials, rather than going through a certification body. Meininger’s has the details.

In Food & Wine, Oset Babür-Winter on how Scribe Winery is rediscovering the potential of the Mission grape.

Jancis Robinson checks in on 2011 Burgundies.

The yield limit for the 2022 Champagne harvest has been set at 12,000kg per hectare, the highest in over a decade, the Comité Champagne has announced.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O’Keefe explores the red blends of Bolgheri.

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