Daily News: The Next Napa, Fighting Wild Boars on Italian Vineyards

Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– In the vineyards of Chianti, Italy, wine producers are putting up fences and trying to limit the growing population of wild boars and deer that are contributing to “$11 million to $16 million a year in lost harvest.”

– Rwanda currently exports 99 percent of its coffee, but the government hopes to bolster domestic sales by marketing to the country’s growing middle class.

– Some say that Baja’s rapidly expanding Valle de Guadalupe region is poised to become North America’s “Next Napa,” as it’s producing nearly 90 percent of Mexico’s wine.

– With a growing market in China and a limited supply, prices for single malt Scotch are soaring, with exports up 159 percent between 2004 and 2014.

– Finally, does the new French appellation, Maury Sec, have grand cru potential?

[Photo: Flickr/Kevin Brown]