The Sunday Paper: May 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!
This month hosted the start of reopenings, rethinking, new ideas, and ways to change with the times. I don’t think we can expect things to go back to normal any time soon, but we can choose to adapt to a new normal.
Visions for what the world will be like post covid19...
Key wine industry players discuss the future of wine, and it’s incredibly optimistic.
Michael Skurnik (Importer + Distributor) mentions a comeback similar to “the Roaring Twenties”. After every “disaster” in history, there has always been a resurgence of prosperity and celebration.
There’s also the discussion of many new opportunities and interests (especially involving technology) for business owners to take advantage of.
READ THE DISCUSSION HERE!
The new norm when visiting restaurants...
Restaurants have a lot to consider when reopening. Most importantly, reducing the risk of spreading the virus, while also keeping guests comfortable in the restaurant environment. Together, those two things can be a huge struggle. Masks aren’t very welcoming. Read about the ways some restaurants are getting creative and thinking outside the box in this area.
READ THE ARTICLE HERE!
...but is it really 'safe' to eat out?
The decision is personal, but Eater breaks down everything to consider before stepping into a restaurant. Should you wear a mask? Is sitting outdoors safer? Should you limit the amount of time you spend there?
READ EATER’S RUNDOWN HERE!
Wine industry 'lessons' to be learned...
All businesses are facing serious unknowns since Covid19 began. The ability to quickly shift and change the way they do things has allowed plenty to survive, and some to truly thrive right now! Many are shifting gears and considering new ways to attract customers.
READ THE INDUSTRY LESSONS HERE!
The canned wine craze ...is any of it 'good'?
There are plenty of ‘fine wine’ producers actually taking this category of wine seriously. The improved quality is starting to fit in with consumer trends and it’s not going away! Read about some of the wines worth seeking out, and why canned wine should be considered by anyone that enjoys the beverage.
READ THE CANNED WINE ARTICLE HERE!
Another major trend that has grown exponentially in the past few years is the rosé category. Read about how producers are rethinking rosé trends for beyond 2020.
READ THE ROSÉ ARTICLE HERE!
Speaking of trends, We now have a certification for Natural Wine.
France recently launched this certification, however, there is still no legal definition. As expected, there are varying opinions!
READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE!