Restaurants all over the world take home awards for the best wine lists while the origin of your favorite craft beer may be in question. Producers try to keep their fine wine edge by buying up Napa. Winemakers are encouraged to take an active role against climate change and one company aims to disrupt the French wine tradition. The news you need to get started with your day at SevenFifty Daily.

June 20, 2017
1. The World of Fine Wine

The World of Fine Wine and Octavian Announce: The World’s Best Wine Lists 2017

The fourth annual World’s Best Wine Lists were announced this June. Submissions come from restaurants all over the world and are awarded with either a one, two, or three award. The entries are judged by the worlds leading wine critics and Masters of Wine. Among the winners are Palais Coburg in Austria and Rouge Tomate Chelsea in New York.

3. Napa Valley Register

Big wine companies are snapping up Napa Valley producers and vineyards

As consumer demand for more luxury wine brands increases, large producers are looking for ways to grow that part of their business and keep up with demand. Buying wineries in the sought after Napa Valley is one way of achieving this. This could have negative effects for smaller Napa producers.

4. Decanter

Invest to beat climate change and eat less meat, winemakers told

At Vinexpo in Bordeaux this year, winemakers were urged by a former science advisor to President Obama and Spanish producer Miguel Torres to take climate change seriously. Winemakers were encouraged to participate in the fight to lower greenhouse gas emissions for the good of the planet and their businesses.