Daily Wine News: Insuring Your Collection

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-03-2021

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Should you insure your wine collection? Sara Pepitone breaks down important insurance terms to know and what to look for in a policy in Wine Enthusiast. “Any purchase of dedicated insurance for your wine collection comes down to deciding what’s important to you, and how much risk you’re willing to take…are you going to file a claim for a $100 bottle? Probably not. A case of $100 bottles? Call your agent.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reacts to the news of Robert Park Wine Advocate’s new editor, Joe Czerwinski. “Personnel changes, especially at wine websites, are rarely newsworthy. But within the world of wine, what the Wine Advocate does matters…This year the Wine Advocate also introduced search filters for organic and biodynamic wines in its wine-ratings database — about 450,000 entries strong — and introduced the Green Emblem, an awards program to recognize wineries that have achieved noteworthy levels of ecological sustainability. Those moves read as a kind of olive branch to younger drinkers, who have shown a strong interest in buying wine based on environmental factors than the older generations who have historically made up the Wine Advocate’s subscriber base.”

After an external investigation that began one year ago, the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas (CMS-A) plans to expel six Master Sommeliers. In Wine Spectator, Julie Harans talks to some members who, while happy to see any concrete action taken, are dissatisfied with the components of the organization’s investigation as well as CMS-A’s actions that followed, especially after such a lengthy process.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov highlights the year’s best wine books.

Wirecutter explains why they don’t recommend subscribing to Winc, one of the most popular wine clubs. “A branch president of the Better Business Bureau told us that Winc has an F rating and isn’t accredited because it hasn’t responded to multiple complaints the bureau has sent.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explores sparkling wines beyond Champagne.

Lisa Abend offers a guide to Copenhagen’s natural wine scene in AFAR.

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