Daily Wine News: Mexico’s Wine Revival

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-16-2021

Adobe Guadalupe Winery in Mexico. (Photo: Wikimedia)

In the Guardian, David Agren looks at Mexico’s wine revival. “Vineyards are blooming in the desert of Coahuila state, where the wine business is burgeoning in a revival of a tradition dating back more than 400 years… regions such as the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California have become known internationally. Now attention is turning to other parts of Mexico – such as Rancho El Fortín, a patch of Coahuila vineyards nestled in the mountains near the Texas border.”

“Nate Bentley of Old Salt Cellars in Salem [Oregon] is taking the phrase “putting out fires at work” to heart. Bentley is quitting winemaking to fight actual fires,” reports Michael Alberty in the Oregonian. “Oregon’s devastating 2020 wildfires convinced Bentley it was time to trade barrels and bottles for a hook-and-ladder.”

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley considers the ways in which natural wine’s influence has exploded during the last few years in California.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher delve into the impact of climate change on New York wine regions.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene pays tribute to Mark Tarlov, Hollywood producer turned Oregon vintner, who recently died. He was 69.

Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss winemaking and the impact of COVID-19 on the industry.

In Wine-Searcher, Dusan Bradanovich highlights a range of non-alcoholic drinks.

Céline Bossart highlights Manhattan’s new guard of wine pros in Saveur.

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