Food & Wine leaves NYC: Food & Wine will move from New York City to Birmingham, Alabama, the headquarters of other Time Inc. publications such as Cooking Light and Southern Living. The magazine also has a new editor, Hunter Lewis of Cooking Light, who is replacing Nilou Motamed. [Eater]
Clos Rougeard sold: The sale of famed Loire estate Clos Rougeard to the owners of Château Montrose, Olivier and Martin Bouygues, has been confirmed. Rumors about the estate’s sale have been circling since the passing of co-owner Jean-Louis “Charly” Foucault. [The Drinks Business]
Constellation buys Schrader Cellars: Constellation purchased Schrader Cellars, a Napa winery that works with multiple vineyards to produce cult wines such as the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard cuvée. Thomas Brown will retain his post as winemaker, and Fred and Carol Schrader will remain the brand’s public faces. [Wine Spectator]
Campari exits still wine business: Gruppo Campari has sold Château de Sancerre, a sign of its departure from the still wine business. They acquired the winery when they bought Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle last year; they sold Chilean Lapostolle back to its founder at the end of 2016. [Decanter]
Report on closures: The Buyer released an extensive report about wine closures. They brought together wine industry professionals and representatives from Vinventions to debate closures, participate in a comparative tasting of bottles of the same wine under different closures, and share their opinions and observations on current trends. [The Buyer]
Rosé picks: Eric Asimov offers a rundown of favorite bottles of rosé under $20 in light of summer and the drink's newfound popularity. Despite a saturated market, he says, there are many great options. Most of his choices are savory and saline. [NYT]
What do you think?
What might be ahead for Food & Wine in light of this move?
Share your thoughts on the long-awaited news of the Clos Rougeard sale.
Any opinions to offer on the continued growth of Constellation in Napa Valley?
What are your current opinions on wine closures? What do you think is next for that industry?
Did Asimov name any of your favorite rosé wines? What would be on your list of favorites under $20?
What else have you been reading this week?