Daily Wine News: Time to Buy?

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-22-2022

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In Wine-Searcher, Kathleen Willcox offers insight into how fine wine is faring, and why now may in fact be the ideal time to invest.

In Wine Spectator, Tim Fish catches up with Lynn Penner-Ash, who’s retiring after four decades in the wine business after selling her namesake winery to Jackson Family Wines in 2016. “Jackson Family has invested in Oregon extensively in recent years, and the Penner-Ash brand has been a star.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley offers some tips on how to tell if a wine was farmed with Roundup (hint: not easily). “Some wine bottles make it easy for you, by carrying a little seal from one of the certification programs. Look for the following logos: USDA Organic, CCOF Organic, Demeter (a.k.a. biodynamic), Regenerative Organic Certified, Agriculture Biologique or Biodyvin (the latter two for European wines). But, confusingly, not all organically farmed grapes will end up in a bottle with an organic logo. That might be because a farmer farms organically but has chosen not to obtain a formal certification, for one reason or another. Since these certifications take several years to obtain, a farmer might have to wait a few years after starting to farm organically before their wines can reflect it. It’s also possible for a wine’s grapes to be organic but the wine itself to not be organic.”

Dave McIntyre charts the Mission grape’s comeback in the Washington Post.

The National Association of American Wineries shares their economic impact study of the wine industry, which VinePair sums up well here.

On JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller makes the case for aging Gavi.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy looks at how the visionary class of ’72 created California’s wine wonderland.

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