Daily Wine News: Sail Away

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 08-08-2022

Wine had a past with sailboats. Does it have a future, too? In Decanter, Jacopo Mazzeo reports on producers around the world looking to minimize their carbon footprint, some by using traditional methods such as using sailboats.

In Meininger’s, Roger Morris looks at why most family wineries won’t survive, and what others are doing to ensure that they will.

In the Financial Times, Noble Rot’s Dan Keeling goes looking for a cheap wine he actually wants to drink. “The quintessential house wine should be a simple pleasure and a bastion of dependability in the Sturm und Drang of restaurant service. The white and sparkling must be crisp, clean and refreshing with texture and persistence; the red full of pure, juicy fruit with supple tannins. Nothing too challenging, too alcoholic or too sweet. It must be characterful and not prone to faults.”

Italian wines are grabbing consumer interest, but it is the wines of Sicily that could be the big winners, says Vicki Denig in Wine-Searcher.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley dishes on the history of the porrón, the glass wine vessel that’s having a moment in the Bay Area.

When professional horse-riding dreams were dashed, Amanda Harlan wound up joining Harlan Estate, the family firm. In Club Oenologique, she talks about the Mascot and more.

The Washington Post offers a guide of where to drink natural wine in Mexico around San Miguel de Allende.

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