In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley, who is heading out on maternity leave, shares what it’s been like to be a pregnant wine critic. “Actually, pregnancy didn’t change my day-to-day work very much… What was frustrating was the intense scrutiny I often received in social situations. At a party, one insensitive acquaintance asked me, “Do you have to quit your job now?” I had to explain that, like most people, I’ve never spent my workdays getting drunk. (I don’t know how I’d get anything done.) Interactions like that one really reinforced the unfortunate fact that many people still feel entitled to offer unsolicited, and usually uninformed, advice on how pregnant women should treat their own bodies.”
In SevenFifty Daily, Alex Russan explores the science of thiols, the aroma compounds often associated with Sauvignon Blanc’s tropical and citrus notes.
In Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard reports on how Australia’s wine industry is working to empower the nation’s Indigenous populations and allow them to reclaim their history with the land.
Big wine companies are already using AI to get a competitive advantage. In the Meininger’s, Felicity Carter reports on a new project from Treasury Wine Estates.
Lettie Teague ponders the meaning of the term “wine geek” in the Wall Street Journal.
Jancis Robinson explains what makes the Oakville AVA so special.
In Decanter, Nicole MacKay explores Canadian rosé.
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