Wine news May 25, 2018

The Napa Valley Register says Portugal continues to amaze. "It is also thought that within the vineyard the different varietals condition themselves over time creating a mutual environment that benefits all rather than a "self-survival" mode of each."

The Journal Sentinel on how wine in a can is on the rise. "The de facto king of canned wines is Ryan Harms, owner and founder of Oregon’s Union Wine Co., which launched the Underwood brand in 2014. Today, he estimates that Underwood — which produced 4.2 million cans in 2017 — claims a 35% market share of this $14 million industry."

Prosecco rosé is close to a reality reports Decanter. "A vote in Treviso, the beautiful pre-Roman town of 33 fountains, on 9 May saw board members of the Prosecco DOC Consorzio back a proposal to devise rules for making rosé by allowing red wine in the blend."

The Drinks Business reports on a disruptive wine ecommerce company that has raised over one millions in crowdfunding and investment. "Focusing on mid-level wines – those priced between £5 and £25 a bottle – the site connects wine producers and vineyards directly with the consumer, in effect, cutting out the middle man."