Wildfires spread through southern Europe, and some vineyards were burned. Winegrowers in Washington estimate that this year’s yield will be less than the year before. Rabobank analysts report U.S. wine exports to Europe fall by volume and value, while France’s exports increase in the UK. Brooklyn Brewery, 21st amendment, and Funkwerk partner to match bigger beer conglomerate distribution. This is the news we’re thinking about here at SevenFifty Daily.

July 27, 2017
1. The Guardian

Thousands evacuated after wildfire on France's Mediterranean coast

Wildfires force mass evacuation in France, as fires spread through southern Europe, involving Corsica, Portugal, Italy and Albania. Albanian officials said fires blazing in five western and central districts have damaged 15 hectares of pastures, vineyards and dozens of olive trees.

2. Great Northwest Wine

Growers expect Washington wine grape crop to be smaller

Winegrowers share their estimates for the 2017 vintage. Veraison and heat occurred as expected, but color-timing in certain wines like Cabernet Sauvignon raised a flag, as did water damage, marking this an average yield for Washington winegrowers.

3. Drinks Business

Rabobank: US wine exports to EU decrease

U.S. wine exports of bottled wine and bulk shipments to EU decrease 15% in volume and 8% in value, according to Rabobank. French exports rise 14.7% in value, despite the average price increasing.