Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-12-2022
Over the past decade, the wine industry has struggled to connect with millennial consumers, but a spate of wine-focused tech companies are exploring new ways to attract Millennials. Chasity Cooper looks at trends in consumer wine-tech in SevenFifty Daily.
Pierre Castel, the French billionaire behind the Nicolas chain of wine shops, was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in Swiss back taxes in a court ruling that found he deliberately hid his identity for decades as head of a global drinks empire, reports Bloomberg.
What happens when winemakers sell the rights to their names? Roger Morris delves into the answer in VinePair. “When American winemakers start a winery, many proudly name it after themselves…But these winemakers may not have considered what happens if they are forced to sell their winery because of one of the dreaded Ds of disaster: death, debt, or divorce.”
In Club Oenologique, Jillian Dara looks at how Tempranillo is gaining a reputation in fruit-forward reds from southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.
Samantha Cole-Johnson explores the Willamette Valley on JancisRobinson.com.
Chris Mercer reports on the 2022 UK wine harvest in Decanter. “Optimism is high…even if winemakers are generally reluctant to fully ‘call’ a vintage so early in the process.”
Relatedly, a study looks at how rising temperatures is a boon to English wine production.