“California’s 2022 grape harvest is under way, but many wineries are missing a key component for wine production: new oak barrels,” reports Jess Lander in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Droves of barrels destined for Northern California wineries have been sitting in shipping containers for weeks, sometimes months, longer than usual because of a massive bottleneck at the Port of Oakland.”
Wine Enthusiast announces their “Future 40 of 2022” list of winemakers, educators, brewers, sommeliers and more who are bringing the drinks business into the future.
For JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown checks in on Hardy Wallace and Kate Graham’s Extradimensional Wine Co Yeah! (EWCY!) project, which offers unconventional and multi-regional blends.
On his blog, Alder Yarrow explores the wines of Thibaud Boudignon. “I can say without question that Boudignon’s efforts are, in fact, truly arresting. This young man, a relative newcomer to the tiny Loire appellation of Savennenièrs, is setting a new standard for what Savennenièrs can be.”
In Wine Industry Advisor, Jeff Siegel reports on the process that would require ingredients and nutritional information on wine labels.
Punch highlights great rosés from Germany and Austria.
Norm Roby explores the beauty of Oregon Pinot Gris on his blog.
On JebDunnuck.com, R.H. Drexel catches up with sommelier Audrey Frick.
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