There’s little doubt that COVID-19 has had an impact on the wine industry, but few understood how massive that impact was until the release of the Silicon Valley Bank 2021 State of The Wine Industry Report. This week, I talk with four thought leaders and influencers in the wine biz about what they feel will be the biggest trends for the industry in 2021, and how those trends may affect us for years to come. But it’s not all pure wonk this week: I also uncork a most amazing Sullivan Family Vineyards 2015 Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley, which you can pick up on Wine Spies for an ungodly $29 by using this link.
Pairs With Sullivan Petit Verdot and Wine Trends For 2021
- by John Taylor
And that’s what’s really at the heart of this decision: I can’t shake this story or these characters. It’s what I always come back to. So, I think this is The Universe trying to tell me something: finish this story before you move on to something else. And so I will.
The 2016 Altocedro Gran Riserva Malbec es muy loco, but in all the good ways. To start, Altocedro harvests from 70-year-old vines from a 107-year-old vineyard. Not unusual, especially for Mendoza malbec. BUT, then they take the harvested Malbec in whole clusters and barrel co-ferment with 4% Semillon in French oak.