Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/16/18


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Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week.

Australia’s Sommelier Of The Year Is Turning Perth Into A Wine Haven
Sounds like a must-go!

Collectors Clamor for Napa’s Cult Wines
Luxe, luxe.

The Poetry of Santa Cruz Mountains Wine
Poetry about wine.

Turning the Tables on Rusty Gaffney
Q&A with an old hand.

How does the Wine Industry Influence Economic Landscape?
People spend money on it. Duh.

Van Duzer Corridor AVA now official
A new (old) place in Oregon

The Science of Bubbles in Wine
Do some experiments on your own.

The Future Of Wine Writing: GrimDark
Joe Roberts wants you to confront the harsh nature of reality.

How low …

Q&A with Brut Force Author Peter Stafford-Bow


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Peter Stafford-Bow knows satire. And he knows the machinations of most facets in the wine trade. These truths are self evident in the author’s initial release Corkscrew: The highly improbable, but occasionally true, tale of a professional wine buyer and its sequel Brut Force. This release once again follows wine buyer Felix Hart as blackmailers put him in precarious situations involving a corrupt wine tasting between old and new world Pinot Noir. Like its predecessor, Brut Force is a compelling read; I found myself leaping into the next chapter — even as late night drowsiness set in. It is also entertaining, at times silly (don’t be surprised if you laugh out loud), but Stafford-Bow keeps the focus on the wine industry throughout the various plot twists. This focus and the author’s inherent knowledge of the wine trade led me to submit several questions regarding his background and his highly recommended …