The Sunday Paper: December Edition
Are you keeping up with the ever-changing world of wine? Here are my top wine industry reads this month. These are articles I believe to be worth the read for anyone studying wine or interested in the latest wine news, wine trends, or wine discussions!
What is going on with wine tariffs?
And most importantly …what this means for you, the buyer! In October, the US imposed a 25% tariff on French wine up to 14% alcohol, as well as wine from Germany and Spain, and Scotch Whiskey. This does not include Italian wine, sparkling wine, and bulk wine. The tariff is part of the US Trade war but stems from something completely unrelated to wine. The following articles sum up the issue very well!
READ THE WINE SPECTATOR ARTICLE HERE!
READ THE SEVEN FIFTY ARTICLE HERE!
Recently, a 100% wine tariff was threatened…
READ THE DECANTER ARTICLE HERE!
Promoting wellness in the wine industry...
Working in the wine and beverage industry it’s even more easy to fall into an unhealthy lifestyle. Love organizations like this that are promoting balance and focusing on wellness in an industry where imbibing is abundant!
READ ABOUT A BALANCED GLASS HERE!
What exactly is 'natural wine'?
How do you safeguard the category of ‘natural wine’ when it has no legal definition? Marketing tactics can be misleading when labeling a bottle. Here is a viewpoint on the movement.
READ THE ARTICLE HERE!
Who should be the target market for wine?
I found this to be a very interesting viewpoint on how marketing to Millenials is a waste of money.
“He started off by analyzing what so much of the millennial based research usually concludes. That millennials are different because they are tech savvy, family focused, achievement and team orientated, constantly job hobbing and feedback seeking. As if no-one else above the age of 35 loves buying the latest iPhone, is ambitious, moves between jobs and loves to get a pat on the back for what they have done.”
I look forward to the follow-up article with a different stance on the issue.
READ THE ARTICLE HERE!
The best categories of wine to give as a gift!
Wine makes a great gift. These are excellent ideas for styles of wine to give that are out of the norm. I agree with all of them …especially the Sherry …but minus the Cava!
REVIEW THE LIST HERE!
Somms pick their top 'grocery store' wines...
Generally, the more quality bottles (AKA not bulk wine/mass-produced) are not found in grocery stores. However, sometimes you just need to pick up a bottle from Target! Here are some opinions from Sommeliers on what’s good from the grocery store! There’s plenty more than this, however…
READ THE LIST HERE!