Daily Wine News: Wine During War

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-22-2022

Ukrainian wine ambassador Jenia Nikolaichuk reports on how the ongoing wine is affecting Ukraine’s wine industry. “Within and outside of Ukraine, the demand for quality Ukrainian wines has grown. But this is unfortunately countered by the fact that countless wine stocks were lost due to destroyed or heavily-damaged warehouses and infrastructure…Winemakers continue to launch new products and invest in equipment despite the war.”

Over a period of two years, from 2016 to 2019, 131 tanker trucks hauled the equivalent of 380,000 cases of cheap Spanish wine north over the border into France, where a cohort of five wine professionals are charged with passing it off as more expensive French wine, mainly Bordeaux appellations including pricey Margaux, St.-Julien and Pomerol. In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich reports on the recent result trial.

Champagne, a region not always known for its environmental sensitivity, is at last embracing sustainable practices, with a wide range of high-quality organic and biodynamic wines now available, says Essi Avellan in the World of Fine Wine.

In the wake of a devastating flood in the Air last year, Wine-Searcher looks at how the small German wine region is recovering.

In InsideHook, Steven A. Schiff explores the versatility of Languedoc wines.

In Forbes, Lana Bortolot recommends global wines for Thanksgiving.

In Paste Magazine, Bailey McAlister highlights Indigenous-owned wineries to try during Native American Heritage Month.

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