Wine news July 27, 2017

The Smithsonian on the Mexican American wine revolution. "Amelia Ceja was 12. It was 1967, and she had just immigrated to the Napa Valley from Jalisco, Mexico." 

Metal Injection on Ozzy Osbourne wine. "It seems to be a bit of a joke that Ozzy Osbourne would release a wine considering he's a recovering alcoholic, but the release actually makes sense."

The Boston Globe on how Total Wine has won a legal challenge on discount pricing. "A Boston judge has ruled that Massachusetts alcohol retailers can legally sell booze at deep discounts when they order it in bulk, rebutting state regulators who said the practice can violate a state law that prohibits selling alcohol at less than cost."

Decanter on the wines billionaire superyacht owners are buying. "Summer 2017 in the Med, and it’s Champagne and rosé that account for at least 50% of requests. Italian wine is next. The names that keep coming up are Bollinger rosé, Cristal, Moët Ice, Domaine d’Ott, Garrus."

Vogue says visit Rioja, Spain. "With so much on offer, it’s a bit surprising, then, that La Rioja isn’t an American tourist destination on par with Bordeaux or Tuscany—though, as so often happens with under-the-radar gems, that may soon change."

The Drinks Business reports on Rabobank's report that US exports to the EU fell double digits.  "However there was good news for France, which saw volume exports rising 5.9% in the first quarter of 2017 with a 14.7% rise in value sales. This highlighted an increase in the average price of around 8%, it said, although the average price of wine to the UK rose by 10.6% per Litre."