The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for January 16, 2017

January 16th, 2017

Homebrewing in legal in Iceland, but only in a technical sense, will new immigration policies have an outsize impact on food and wine prices in the US? Plus more news from New Jersey and sparkling winees of the world. [level-members]

Since my trip to Iceland in 2015, I’m pretty well obsessed with all things Icelandic, so I’ll share this interesting but otherwise useless article. The takeaway is not to brew crowberry wine at home. In case you were considering it.

Will new immigration policies have an outsize effect on food and wine prices? That’s the opinion from the folks at MarketWatch. Read the full article here.

Is the enthusiasm for English sparklers so contagious it’s jumped the channel and pushed demand for Champagne, too? Could be. You can read the full article in this PDF.

New Jersey winemakers are trying to wrest some respect from the world despite a long history of sweet wines and fruit wines.

Finally, you don’t have to be full-on biodynamic to be worried about pesticide damage. At least one Texas vintner is.[/level-members]