Daily Wine News: Texas Crossroads

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The Texas wine industry is at a crossroads, says Amy Beth Wright in Wine Enthusiast. “Is it time for winemakers to usher in a broad consumer audience? Or are Texas winemakers’ efforts best focused on resolving the challenges that create inconsistencies while working to define a world-class wine region?”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reports on a recent petition by Aleesha Hansel, a British wine writer for Decanter magazine and several other publications, to abandon the use of heavy wine bottles. “…the petition calls for writers — such as me — to include bottle weight in our wine reviews so readers will know which wineries are walking the climate walk by using lighter bottles.”

Also in the Washington Post, Fritz Hahn and Thomas Floyd highlights a bounty of Virginia wineries within an hour’s drive of D.C.

In Wine-Searcher, Tablas Creek’s Jason Haas responds to W. Blake Gray’s recent piece about his skeptism of regenerative agriculture in wine, and instead argues that regenerative organic certified agriculture is the farming you’ve been looking for.

Dozens of bottles of rare Yquems and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, worth a total of around $1 million, have gone missing from Atrio restaurant’s cellar in Spain, reports Wine Spectator.

World wine production is expected to fall to one of its lowest levels on record after bad weather hit European vineyards. In the midst of the shortage, demand is expected to recover to near levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said in a statement.

Eric Asimov’s guide to Thanksgiving wines is here.

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