Daily Wine News: The State of Education

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-27-2023

Shifts in traditional educational bodies and a wave of new resources have improved access to wine education—but is it enough? In SevenFifty Daily, Caitlin A. Miller looks at the changing landscape of wine education. “As both professional and curious consumers look for new sources of wine education, a diverse range of resources have sprung up. Mostly started during the pandemic as a way to connect when travel wasn’t an option, Zoom tasting, webinars, and even online conferences have become standard offerings, even as pandemic restrictions have subsided…With so many new entry points to wine education, access has changed significantly…”

“The state of the American wine industry is grim…Winemakers and advertisers are missing out on younger consumers, the report says, by failing to produce wines that fit their budgets and neglecting to reach out to them with targeted marketing campaigns.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov delves into the results of this year’s SVB State of the U.S. Wine Industry report.

E. & J. Gallo is laying off 355 employees after shuttering its in-house distributor.

“Can adding charged quartz crystals during fermentation make a wine taste and feel more vibrant?” For InsideHook, I talk to the wineries embracing the spiritual power of crystals.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague suggests Langhe Nebbiolo for lovers of Barolo and Barbaresco.

Burgundy’s soaring prices are coming back to bite the region as many are simply too expensive to sell, reports W. Blake Gray in Wine-Searcher.

In Thrillist, Mekita Rivas highlights BIPOC wine narratives working to change the narrative in the industry.

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