On her SpitBucket blog, Amber LeBeau considers the past and future of small family wineries. “The vast, vast majority of people in the wine industry aren’t here to make a fortune. But instead to do something they love… We’ve lost our connection to so many of our food items because we’ve lost sight of the people behind them. I don’t want to see the same thing happen to the wine industry.”
Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional are among grape varieties chosen for a new research vineyard at Larkmead winery, which has questioned whether climate change will force Napa Valley to grow less Cabernet Sauvignon, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley profiles Brenae Royal, the young, black female vineyard manager of the historic Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma.
An ancient grape called Nocera—from the Roman viticultural area of Marmertinum—is forecast to be a key player in the future of Sicilian winemaking, according to the Drinks Business.
Jamie Goode delves into the story behind the term “orange wine.”
In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery offers a travel guide to Croatia’s wine regions.
On his Do Bianchi blog, Jeremy Parzen pays a visit to winemaker Jason Kesner at Kistler Vineyards.
Source : http://www.terroirist.com/2019/08/daily-wine-news-small-wineries/