Daily Wine News: What Labor Looks Like

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 01-21-2022

A worked hand harvesting grapes. (Wikimedia)

In Wine Spectator, Kristen Bieler looks at how crippling worker shortages and rising costs are forcing vintners to reimagine what labor looks like in U.S. vineyards.

After rising to the top of a white-dominated industry, a new generation of Zimbabweans are bringing their talents home. Nyasha Chingono has the story in the Guardian.

Read the full 2022 State of the Wine Industry Report here.

In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent Wine School on orange wines, and announces what’s up next: red wines from Spain’s new wave.

In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague salutes the great wine educator Dewey Markham, Jr., who died in November. Family members and excerpts from Mr. Markham’s own writing reveal how a Black American not fully fluent in French gained access to a notoriously insular region’s great châteaux.

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss remembers Anthony Barton, the “Gentleman of the Médoc,” who died on Wednesday.

The International Wine Review explores the wines of Smith-Madrone.

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