Daily Wine News: Remembering Becky Wasserman

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Becky Wasserman

Becky Wasserman, American champion of Burgundy’s small wineries, has died at 84. Bruce Sanderson pays tribute to her life in Wine Spectator. “She was a major advocate and supporter for many young vignerons, but also importers, distributors, retailers, wine writers and wine lovers around the world. If not for the efforts of this American woman and her company, Le Serbet, many of France’s greatest wineries might have remained unknown in the United States.”

SommTV also celebrates Becky Wasserman, and Jancis Robinson has re-shared her 2019 profile of her.

Winemakers in southeast France are assessing the impact of wildfires, which began last week. Although the fires had mainly hit forests, several wine-growing areas were also heavily affected. An estimated 73 wineries and 5 cooperatives were affected.

In Texas Monthly, Amanda Albee explores the funky, floral rise of orange wine in Texas.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on how Virginia vintners are embracing wine blending.

In Wine Enthusiast, Janice Williams explores the growing quality of Marsala wine—not just for cooking anymore.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague goes looking for the best $15 wines. (subscription req.)

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