Daily Wine News: Collaborative Spirit

A Domestique Wine collaboration bottling.

Private-label wines have long existed for restaurant and retail chains, but now a growing number of small wine retailers are collaborating with boutique wineries to make their own limited-release wines. In SevenFifty Daily, I talked to the wine shops and producers working on such collaborations.

For the first time, an international still-wine producer is making a major investment in English wine. From their base in Sonoma, California, Jackson Family Wines have premium properties in France, Italy, Australia, Chile, South Africa and, most recently, on Vancouver Island in Canada,” reports Jancis Robinson. “They have just announced their intention to acquire 65 acres (26 ha) of land to be planted with vines in Essex’s Crouch Valley, one of the warmest parts of England, described recently by Tam as England’s Côte d’Or.”

The Old Vine Registry, designed by Alder Yarrow with data provided by JancisRobinson.com, is now live. Learn more about the database in Tamyln Currin’s write-up.

In the Vintner Project, Tamara Turner explores the future for Malbec in Oregon.

Red wine sales within France have declined by half since the 1990s, according to the American Association of Wine Economists.

Fourth generation California vintner Paul Dolan died June 26 after a long battle with cancer. Dolan was a senior statesman and pioneer of the sustainable, organic, biodynamic, and regenerative wine movements.

The USDA has released a five-year strategy to combat the spotted lanternfly.

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