Daily Wine News: Time to Shine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-30-2021

Cinsault. (Wikimedia)

In Club Oenologique, Henry Jeffreys takes a look at what Cinsault has to offer beyond the red blend and why now is the grape’s time to shine solo.

There has been a strong rise in Bordeaux winemakers converting to organic as part of wider sustainability plans, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter, as a new report estimates 6% of the world’s vineyards are now certified.

“The US wine market is getting back to where it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but a full recovery won’t mean business as usual like in 2019,” says Andrew Adams on WineBusiness.com. “The on-premise market is smaller, while e-commerce is significantly more important and the fight for market share is even more brutal.”

In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray looks at recent US wine sales, which show promising signs.

In PUNCH, Leslie Pariseau explores how at Harlem’s Contento, sommelier Yannick Benjamin’s list is the latest to envision a program as a means of representation beyond territory and terroir.

For the Wine Industry Advisor, Randy Caparoso tells sommeliers that it’s okay to love Zinfandel.

In the Drop, New York sommelier Kenneth Crum explains what makes whole-cluster Pinot Noir so seductive.

In SevenFifty Daily, Courtney Schiessl Magrini talks to wine directors about how to nail the coursed wine pairing.

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