Daily Wine News: Up, Up, and Away

“After surveying a community of wine enthusiasts with a median age of 35, Wine Country concierge Cuvée Collective was struck by one particular data point. When asked what non-wine Napa activity they were most interested in, 78% of respondents reported that they wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride,” reports Jess Lander in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Cuvée Collective took this feedback seriously — 80% of its 1,850 customers in 2022 were Millennials — and it inspired a bold move. The company has purchased Napa Valley’s oldest hot air balloon company, Napa Valley Balloons.”

As climate change drives up temperatures and grape acidity drops, malolactic fermentations have mostly died out for rosés. But for a few key regions, grapes, and producers, rosés with malo still have a place, find Elizabeth Gabay and Ben Bernheim in SevenFifty Daily.

In Imbibe Magazine, Betsy Andrews explores the growing wine industry in Uruguay. “The country’s total vineyard acreage is about 13,550, roughly a third that of Napa. But what Uruguay lacks in volume, it makes up for in quality and diversity.”

Elin McCoy ranks her picks for the world’s best vineyards to visit in 2023 in Bloomberg.

Miquel Hudin explores Jerez, the top ecotourism destination in all of Spain.

In Wine Enthusiast, Kristen Richard catches up with Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi to talk about the success of their Hampton Water rosé brand.

Edward Deitch recommends a handful of white wines from Abruzzo in VinePair.

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