Daily Wine News: Kevin Zraly

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In the New York Times, Eric Asimov profiles Kevin Zraly, who most famously ran the wine program at Windows on the World, the celebrated restaurant atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center, from its inception in 1975 until it was destroyed on 9/11. “For 50 years now, Mr. Zraly, 70, has helped Americans make sense of wine. Not only has he educated countless consumers, but he has instructed some of the most influential American wine professionals, who went on to teach multitudes themselves…If good wine lists and sommeliers are now expected at serious restaurants, it’s in no small part because of Mr. Zraly.”

In the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson explores issues relating to diversity in the wine world, and highlights the up-and-coming professionals working to make a difference.

As the terroir focus in South America continues to sharpen, the spotlight is increasingly being cast on individual vineyards, says Amanda Barnes in Club Oenologique.

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Buzzeo reports on the winemakers on a mission to protect South Africa’s oldest vines.

Grape Collective chatted with Nyetimber’s Brad Greatrix about the challenges and joys of producing wine in the south of England.

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, the wine industry is being encouraged to sign a petition against weighty wine bottles. While welcoming the initiative, Robert Joseph wonders if this is the best way to save the planet in Meininger’s.

Emily Monaco explores the rise in popularity of alternative, eco-friendly packaging—like boxed wine—in the Drop.

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