Daily Wine News: The Challenges Ahead

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-19-2023

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley on why 2023 will be tough for California’s wine industry. She also looks at why wine will cost most more this year.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto explores Grignolino’s comeback. “Grignolino—delicately perfumed, crisp, relatively low in alcohol and so pale it’s only halfway to red—fell out of fashion amid the wave of big, bold wines that arrived in the late 20th century. But now, like many varieties from Piedmont, it’s made a comeback in recent years. In Italy, its renown has been helped by Argentina-born Pope Francis, who has family roots in Asti and reportedly likes a glass with his meals.”

In Food & Wine, Julia Sonenshein on what a restaurant’s wine glass quality means for guests. “The decision to use pricy glassware isn’t about signaling scarcity — in fact, it’s decidedly the opposite.”

W. Blake Gray remembers Mike Martini in Wine-Searcher. “When people talk about Napa in the good ole days, they usually talk about affordable wines and no tasting fees, and both of these are things Martini winery offered, because that was how both Mike and his father thought: wine for the people.”

Austa Somvichian-Clausen recommends Santorini as your next wine destination in InsideHook.

In Wine Enthusiast, Samantha Sette recommends wines for Lunar New Year.

On JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding delves into the secrets of funky and flinty Chardonnay.

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