“California is home to an estimated 45 Latino-owned wineries. They make up only a fraction of the state’s 4,500 producers, but their numbers are growing…Naturally, those winemakers hope to capture some of the expanding Latino market, as well as a bigger share of the general market. (In 2013, Latinos consumed an estimated 46.6 million cases of wine in the U.S., a figure that’s expected to double in 10 years.) But that hope requires them to make complicated decisions about how they market and brand their wine in a white-dominated industry that’s long been associated with Eurocentric refinement.” In the Los Angeles Times, Cindy Carcamo looks at what it means to be a Latino vintner in a white-dominated field.
In Wine Enthusiast, Amy Beth Wright reports on how low yields in Texas are spurring winemakers’ creativity. “Eighty-five percent of Texas wine grapes are grown in the state’s High Plains AVA. However, 2022’s harvest presented multiple challenges, including relentless heat, drought, high winds and other cumulative environmental factors, to name a few. For many growers, yields are down—and for some it’s as much as 60%.”
“Wine sales in the United States dropped in 2022, but industry analyst Jon Moramarco said Tuesday that the numbers are a little deceiving, and sales of what most of us consider “wine” actually went slightly up.” W. Blake Gray reports on recent wine sales figures in Wine-Searcher. “Also, if you are over 60, most industries aren’t interested in you anymore, but the wine industry still loves you.”
On Yahoo News, Hillary Andrews explains what all the recent rain in California means for the state’s wine.
Favia’s Andy Erickson and Annie Favia are partnering with the Huneeus family to set up shop in Napa’s prestigious Oakville AVA. James Molesworth has the details in Wine Spectator.
Esther Mobley also reports on the major deal in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In response to Chianti Classico’s top category Gran Selezione, producers in Chianti Rùfina have added the new category Terraelectae to their quality pyramid, starting with the 2018 vintage. Michael Apstein delves into the category in Decanter.
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