Daily Wine News: Jancis Sells

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-01-2021

(Source: JancisRobinson.com)

Jancis Robinson posts an update on her site: “Conscious of my age and the need to assure an even brighter future for the site, and wanting to continue to improve it, I am delighted to announce that we have found the ideal partners to help shepherd JancisRobinson.com to its next chapter. As of today we are part of Recurrent Ventures, an innovative, US-based digital media company. I have no intention whatsoever of retiring. I shall continue to work my socks off doing the things I really enjoy: tasting and writing about wine, and travelling to the extent that is possible in this pandemic-restricted era. I just won’t have to worry about the less-interesting (to me) aspects of running the company.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the sale of JancisRobinson.com to Recurrent Ventures, which has a digital-media portfolio that also includes Saveur and Popular Science. “It’s not yet clear how JancisRobinson.com’s devoted following, many of whom have been drawn to the site for its personal feeling and commitment to independence, will view the new deal.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Stacy Briscoe offers an update from Spring Mountain almost a year after last fall’s Glass Fire. Elsewhere, Briscoe explores what “reductive” means in wine.

In Meininger’s, Robert Joseph sees a connection between global political trends and the evolution of the wine industry.

Rebecca Gibb explores how climate change is affecting Sancerre in Vinous.

“A winemaker in southwest France has invented and patented a new process that involves submerging wine barrels under water,” reports John Laurenson in Marketplace.


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