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?
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