Daily Wine News: Sweden Sips

Rows of green Solaris grapes in Chateaux Luna vineyard, Lysekil, Sweden, during harvest.

In the Guardian, Miranda Bryant explores the growing number of wineries in Sweden. “While comparatively small at 150 hectares, Sweden’s vineyards have expanded by 50% in the last two years. Within five years they are expected to more than double in size. Long term, it is predicted they could grow to 10,000 hectares and become a new billion euro industry.”

Robert Sinskey Vineyards has sold its flagship property to the Wonderful Company, the controversial agricultural magnate and owner of Fiji Water, in an unusual arrangement. Esther Mobley has the story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Winc, the much lauded 11-year old online business that went public last year, has collapsed, despite $54.2m from venture capital investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Shining Capital and Crosscut Ventures. And Sherry-Lehmann, the 88-year-old Manhattan store faces a $3m unpaid tax bill and rumors of possible closure. Meininger’s looks into their demise.

California’s Jackson Family Wines sues insurer over $430 million in wildfire damage claims.

André Houston Mack is on NPR talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion in the wine industry.

Decanter highlights the best wine and spirits books of 2022, from writers like Hugh Johnson and Alice Feiring.

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher recommend wines to give as gifts.

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