Wine news January 18th, 2017

Yahoo reports on Silicon Valley Bank's annual wine report which predicts growth in the mid priced wine category. "Wines sold between $12 and $25 will grow in demand as will high-end luxury wines with an established brand. We expect to see small price increases in these segments, with volume and price drops for bottles priced under $9."

The Sacramento Bee on Jancis Robinson gifting UC Davis 40 years of her archives. "For university officials, this bulky trove enhances the library’s rising reputation as the calm and quiet warehouse where academics, researchers, writers and students can explore the pivotal personalities and critical issues shaping the food and wine scene of the 20th and 21st centuries."

The Wine Enthusiast reviews canned wine. "Canned wines and spritzers have become more prevalent over the years and general quality has risen in kind, so we sat down to taste an assortment."
The Washington Examiner on which wines the foreign dignitaries are drinking at a special Trump dinner. "He's into every detail of everything," Barrack told the New York Post. "I beg him all the time to go back to running the free world and let me focus on setting the tables."
The Drinks Business reports that Francis Ford Coppola is the official wine sponsor of the Oscars. "The deal will run for three years, with the partnership continuing with the 2018 and 2019 Academy Awards events."
In Decanter Oz Clarke on finding balance in California. "And the word ‘green’ is reappearing. For red wines. Nate Weis of Silver Oak – famed for a lush interpretation of Cabernet – wasn’t alone when he said ‘a little greenness is a good thing’ in a Cal Cab."