Daily Wine News: Subscription Central

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Miquel Hudin explores the trend of wine experts launching their own sites. “Why create a subscription site? Because it gives value to writing. Despite this view that all things creative are done simply for passion, writing about wine has a cost whether that’s travel, research, books, education, or just one’s time…While there are some people who may be able to do this because of family or spousal support, most people cannot and thus starting about five years ago, we arrived to the death of the wine blog and the birth of individual subscription sites.”

Ever tried Heida, Rezé and Petite Arvine? In Club Oenologique, David Kermode waxes lyrical on Switzerland’s indigenous grape varieties and exactly why Swiss wine is well worth seeking out.

From supply chain issues affecting wine availability to drinking from a wider range of under-the-radar regions, Vicki Denig talks to members of the wine trade in the US and beyond for their predictions on the wine trends we’re likely to see in 2022.

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at how Napa Valley Vintners is ending Auction Napa Valley and transitioning to a new idea called Collective Napa Valley, a free-to-join membership program that will offer barrel futures instead of bottles with fancy add-ons.

Claude Taittinger, who led Taittinger Champagne for nearly five decades, died Jan. 3, reports Wine Spectator. He was 94.

“Proving that even a 250-year-old Cognac producer is not too old to learn new tricks, Maison Hennessy will on Wednesday launch its first NFTs – non-fungible tokens – consisting of numbers 1/250 and 250/250 of an offering whose primary fungible asset is a elegant decanter or carafe called Hennessy-8, which consists of a blend of spirits produced by the maison’s last eight master blenders, including the current one, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde,” reports Roger Morris in the Drinks Business.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kelly Magyarics explores Grüner Veltliner regions around the world.

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