Wine news January 5, 2018

Julia Coney on the challenges with diversity in the wine industry. "I read the article twice. I reviewed every photo. There were 36 photos. In 2018, I am disheartened to not see one African-American woman among the photos. I did not see anyone who looked like me."

The Wine Enthusiast on the wine scene in Crete. "Today, the island is fast getting its groove back, with a growing interest in the distinctive, terroir-driven wines that thrive here. Though the island still accounts for an impressive 12% of Greece’s total wine production, Crete’s focus has moved to smaller production, high-quality indigenous varieties, says Heraklion-based oenologist Manolis Stafilakis."

The San Francisco Chronicle on the uncertainty faced by the vineyards harmed by the recent fires. "Ultimately, though, no one has a good answer for why one vine burned and another didn’t. The aftermath of the North Bay Fires has exposed how little we understand about the nexus of fire and vines."

Decanter on the plans to rebuild Signorello in Napa after the fires. "The new winery will also include a professional kitchen, allowing for extensive food and wine pairings as part of the visitor experience."