Daily Wine News: The Future of Non-Grape Wines

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Bluet, a sparkling wine made from wild blueberries. (Source: Bluet)

In Wine Enthusiast, Margot Mazur reports on the growing number of winemakers turning to fruits other than grapes in hopes of creating a more sustainable business model in the face of climate change. “As the climate crisis continues to alter winemaking and the environment, apples, pears, blueberries and other fruit offer opportunities to expand both palates and the meaning of what exactly makes wine, well, wine.”

Anne Krebiehl MW has been appointed editor-in-chief of Falstaff International, a new quarterly magazine and digital platform dedicated to food, travel and wine. She talks to the Buyer about what she hopes to accomplish in the months and years ahead.

In Decanter, Malu Lambert discovers South Africa’s southernmost wines from the Agulhas Wine Triangle. (subscription req.)

Also in Wine Enthusiast, Sarah E. Daniels and Layla Schlack highlight a variety of wine pros that entered the wine industry after a career in another field.

Margaret Rand ponders the future of making wine with grapes from wild vines in Wine-Searcher.

As wildfire season scorches the Pacific Northwest, Washington State University researchers are working to find new ways to mitigate wine grape smoke exposure.

In Club Oenologique, David Kermode has a negative experience with canned wine, and makes a plea to winemakers to up their aluminum game.

In the Drop, Tšepang Molisana explores Pinotage, “the world’s most

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