Wine news March 8, 2016

US News and World Report on how American's can protect vineyards by making more diverse wine choices. "New varieties such as Frontenac and Marquette rely on a genetic background that includes Vitis riparia to withstand the winters in in colder regions from Minnesota to Vermont."

The New York Times on how Chianti is being invaded by boars. "The toll is estimated at $11 million to $16 million a year in lost harvest. There are also the costs of erecting and keeping up fences, which have proved controversial because of criticism that they mar the beauty of the Tuscan countryside."

Eater on how the Meatpacking district in NYC is being a wine destination.

Total Wine's David Trone is self funding his campaign for congress reports the Washington Post. "The total value of assets — some of which are held by his wife, June Trone — are between $17 million and $68.5 million, according to the information filed. Federal financial disclosure rules allow assets and income to be reported within broad ranges"

The Drinks Business reports that Prince William drank wine as early as 13 years old. 'The young Prince begged for wine from his mother, the late Princess Diana, and said that he drank it “all the time”, former newspaper editor Piers Morgan revealed."