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White wine aficionados up in arms about emoji snub

It’s officially white whine season. Vintners and aficionados are up in arms over the glaring absence of an official white wine emoji on iPhones and Android devices, despite a yearlong campaign by maker Kendall-Jackson to convince Unicode (the organization that “controls” emojis) to add the symbol. “I’m outraged,” said NYC wine auctioneer Charles Antin. “The lack of a white wine or rosé emoji is our Mueller Report in the wine business. It’s the thing everyone is focused on.” Mark Oldman, wine expert and author of “How to Drink Like a Billionaire,” said Unicode’s oversight “discriminates against some of the world’s most exciting and coveted wines.” “I was at a wine auction two weeks ago and we were drin ...