Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/12/19


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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.

France’s Orphan Wine Region Grows Up
The oldest orphan there is.

Matt Stamp: We’re In a New Era of Napa Cabernet
The pendulum keeps swinging.

How Women’s Sexuality Is Used to Sell Wine
The ladies of wine reflect.

The State of Discrimination in Wine
Tom Wark continues the good fight.

North Coast winemakers shifting to machines to harvest grapes as labor woes mount
Not a surprise.

Nailing the Myth of Minerality
Except it’s not a myth. It’s a metaphor.

Dry Red Wines’ ‘Big Tannins’ Are Literally Bigger, Study Says
Check out the size of those tannins!

Applegate Valley AVA, Oregon In Depth

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/5/19


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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.

Meet the New Wine Evangelists
Evangelistas, as the case may be.

There’s a Congressional Wine Caucus. And it does a lot more than drink
Every member of congress represents wine. Because they rep consumers.

Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine
Says a Master Sommelier.

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Monterey County
Matt Kettman’s tips.

Full Transparency
Patrick Comiskey on the New Grenache

The Science of Enzymes in Winemaking
A primer.

Tim Atkin MW: The dangers of karaoke journalism
Tim Atkin sounds defensive.

Frost – the new normal?
Jancis delivers the weather.

The Science Behind Your Cheap …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/28/19


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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.

Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study
Yet another wine study.

Tasting Wine From California’s Oldest Vineyards
Join the society.

The Challenges Producers Face at 9,600 Feet
Wine and whiskey at altitude.

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?
Down with heavy bottles!

Amazon Ramps up Wine Sales
Just like the time before, and the time before that.

New Mexico’s Deep Winemaking History
Get me some Gruet.

Maxence Dulou on Making Wine for Ao Yun
The man behind the dragon.

You Could Help Recover Vintage Wine From a Sunken Ship Off the Cornwall …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/21/19


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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.

How A Digital Negociant Helped Change The U.S. Wine World
The game changer that was Cameron Hughes.

Rancho Sisquoc’s End-of-the-World Wine
Deep in Santa Maria Valley.

Pink Opens Up About Becoming a Winemaker: ‘It’s My Heart Project’
Let’s see how long it takes for Ellen to join the fun.

Bordeaux and Burgundy Head for Dinosaur Status
Affordability (lack thereof) is the asteroid?

Two Wine Pros Weigh In On The State Of Wine Marketing And Sales
People who know of what they speak.

Ever had a wine tour from a geologist?
Prepare to get dirty.

When it comes to wine, weird is …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/14/19


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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.

Astonishing aerial photos show anti-frost candles to protect French and German vineyards
Beauty even in adversity.

Here’s How Brexit is Affecting Wine Drinkers
After the hoarding, prepare for the smuggling.

How a Tiny Italian Resort Is Reviving Venetian Viticulture
Fortune will write about wine if it’s hard to get.

Wine world needs more urgency on climate change, says Torres
Not just the wine world.

Why New Jersey Doesn’t Let You Buy the Wine You Want
We need about 1000 more stories like this.

To Find the Best of Languedoc, Follow the Producer
Eric Asimov and panel taste the Languedoc.

Why American Winemakers …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/31/19


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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.

Looking at Steiner in the Rearview Mirror
Perspective on Steiner and the history of knowledge.

Facing fraud charges, Agustin Huneeus gives up control of his Napa Valley wine empire to his 85-year-old father
Either that, or lose it all.

In South Africa, vineyards are the battle ground in a tense racial dispute
It’s complicated.

Michael Lynne, Film Executive and Owner of Long Island’s Bedell Cellars, Dies at 77
He built a legacy of quality.

Meeting the Man Behind Lafite
One of them. A talk with the Technical Director

A High Resolution Look into Winemaking and Wine Growing
Fun images.

Prosecco’s 21st Century …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/24/19


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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.

Chronicling the Renaissance of Italy’s Alto Piemonte Region
The right time for a comeback.

Ingenious ways to reuse bottles instead of recycling them
The wine world needs more of this.

Personal Observations on Drinking Less Expensive Wine
Tim James goes a’slummin’.

Getting to Know Piquette, a Wine-Adjacent Spritzer
Sounds tasty. I’d like to try some.

Clairette – a rising star?
In South Africa, no less.

Napa’s Rise of the Machines
And most will welcome their new robotic overlords.

St Emilion to Enforce Organic Practices
This would be a seriously important move.

Napa and Sonoma bottles rise to the top of American wine …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/17/19


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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.

Sommeliers Map the Wine World
Interview with Jordan and Raj.

This Winemaker Blew Off Retirement to Create 3 Secret California Wine Projects. Get a First Look Here.
Sarah Schneider looks at the end of the road for Donald Patz

2016 – Year of the Vino Nobile
Tough vintage means lots of declassification.

To Save Wine in the Future, Scientists Are Simulating Climate Change Now
Good idea.

China expert Jim Boyce looks at some Chinese wines available in the wider world.
Jim knows of what he writes.

Grapes don’t come much prettier than Japan’s pink native, but the wines have been underwhelming – …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/10/19


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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.

Al Gore tells wine industry to act on ‘global emergency’ of climate change
I don’t think they need to be told twice.

Are native grape varieties the key to Japan’s burgeoning wine industry?
I’m not sold on Muscat Bailey A, Melinda Joe.

The Man Who Invented Napa Cab
Blake Gray profiles John Shafer.

How Having Just 2 Alcoholic Drinks Affects Your Sleep, According To Science
Easy to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep.

This Mexican winery is rescuing heritage grapevines and revolutionizing ‘naked’ wines on the border
They are definitely on trend for America.

Leaving It All Behind for the Love of …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/3/19


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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.

Sonoma County Flooding: How Floods Impact Vineyards During Winter
A nice bit from Jordan with photos.

Let’s Talk About Sekt, Baby
Anne Krebiehl wins on headlines alone. 

Erbaluce, where have you been all my life?
Alfonso writes a love letter.

The Next Wave of Sustainability in Wine
Good discussions.

SJP + NZSB = $$$$$
Another celebrity wine.

How to launch a $3,000 bottle?
Commence eyerolls.

Does the world need Wine Paris?
Who knows. But does Paris need it?

Should the wine industry use gene technology?
Steve Smith on the subject.

Inside the Greek wine industry
A nice primer.

Why You Don’t …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/24/19


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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.

Need a scorecard of key players in Napa’s land use battles? Here it is
A healthy primer.

How much difference can there be between critics?
A lot.

Washington Grape Growers Witness the Farthest Reaches of “Stupid”
Utterly inane.

The History of Oregon Pinot Noir: The Ken Wright Interview
Back in the day.

Stolo: A Hidden Gem along California’s Coastline
R.H. Drexel profiles Stolo.

I love a good Napa Valley cabernet. If only I could afford it.
Few can, these days.

Anson: How is the Bordeaux 2018 vintage shaping up?
Big, bold, tannic, says Jane.

Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/17/19


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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.

Why Bordeaux is Best Kept Boring
No mavericks needed.

Chilean Barrel Maker Trains Dogs to Prevent Tainted Wine
Well… tainted barrels, anyway.

Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing
If you want to see the craziness.

Who Actually Welcomes a Polar Vortex? These Extreme Winemakers North of the Border.
Sara Schneider on the ice wine producers.

Gianfranco Soldera, Dedicated and Outspoken Brunello Winemaker, Dies at 82
The loss of a giant. Sad I never met him.

How the Drinks Industry is Stepping Up to Provide Jobs for Ex-Offenders
Interesting story.

The Mission-Driven Career of Laura Catena
Great profile.


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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/10/19


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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.

How Provençal Winemakers Are Responding to Climate Change
New grapes? New sites?

Can Cabernet from Sonoma Be as World-Class as Top Ones from Napa?
That was proved many years ago already…

Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence
All great writing needs lubrication.

From Burgundy to Champagne, the Wine Trends You Can Bank On in 2019
Trend number 1: spending.

Austria’s Mr Wine Signs Off
A cheeky interview with a giant.

The Wines You Should Buy in 2019, According to Critic Robert Parker
Wait, Parker is recommending Piedirosso?!?! What happened to “godforsaken?”

In Jordan, a wine industry takes root
Nice beginnings.

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/3/19


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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.

Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide
Eric Asimov gets Apothic hate mail.

Rustic Fizz Takes Root in US
Pet nat is the rage.

French Wine Estate Explores its Wild Side
All creatures great and small.

How many 100-point scores do critics really give?
David analyzes.

Discovering the Origin of Zinfandel
Carole Meredith’s story.

Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do.
Not sure he proved his point.

Snapshot of New Mexico
Deborah Parker Wong reports.

Turn it off: Why the wine industry should prioritise dry farming
Running out of water.

Does wine fraud matter?
Robert Joseph isn’t sure.

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/27/19


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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.

Why the increasing retail availability of wine might not be such a good thing
Dave McIntyre does thought experiments.

The Natural Wine Movement Is Gaining Ground in Colorado
High elevation naturalistas.

Direct Sales Alters US Wine Market
$3 Billion and counting.

Obstacles Emerging Wine Regions Must Overcome
Michelle Williams on the marketing challenges.

Stopping China’s Flood of Fake Wine
Jim Boyce investigates.

Winegrowers instructed on ‘future-proofing’ Napa wine in the digital age
Paul Mabray offers his, as usual, very salient thoughts

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: The Vine Whisperer
Farming phenom.

The Lost Wine Consumer of 2019
Rob McMillan has some sobering …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/20/19


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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.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Wine Communication Artist
Elaine gets well-deserved press.

Are words better than numbers for describing wine quality?
Depends, of course.

The power of wine’s collective spirit
Tim Atkin likes a team effort.

Zinfandel Is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of
Still drawing crowds in San Francisco.

Farewell to Wine’s Great Champion
Gerard Bassett obit.

The Future of Wine: No Corks, No Vintages, and Maybe No Grapes
The future of wine, hipster style.

This Broker Traded Wall Street for Winemaking–and Is Changing Pinot Noir as We Know It
Sara Schneider profiles Jamie Kutch

This Canberra winery is using geese …

Asti Unleashes Two New DOCGs


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Speaking of Moscato d’Asti (see last week’s article for a deep dive into that topic, including a look at how stupid I can be), I thought it worth mentioning a topic that came up during that same media trip to the rolling hills of Piedmonte’s Moscato bianco growing region: Asti is unleashing two brand new DOCG wines onto the market.

Make it rain! Yes, I ate this. With Moscato. Yes, it rocked. Yes, I’d do it again.

Being DOCGs, these are to be just as regulated as the strictly mandated Moscato d’Asti DOCG, which is good news for Moscato lovers looking for something different (and, presumably, for the Italians looking for work enforcing the regulations!). Like Moscato d’Asti, the new DOCGs are made from 100 percent Moscato Bianco grapes grown in the region, but don’t require Moscato dAsti’s vintage declaration. Confusingly (for me, anyway), neither mentions the …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/6/19


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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.

Prosecco Bursting the Champagne Bubble
With some data to back it up.

Exploring Oregon’s Other White Wines
Paul Gregutt goes Gris and beyond.

The Growing Thirst for Exotic Wine
Thank heavens. There’s more than Chardonnay.

Seven Ways Wine Will Change in 2019
Elin McCoy prognosticates.

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says A Consumer Advocacy Group
Take it with a grain of copper sulfate.

How Gravity-Flow Wineries are Taking Grapes to New Heights
Millions spent to recreate ancient principles.

Oregon’s Pinot War Is The Beginning Of A Trend
Hopefully not too violent of one.

White wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/30/18


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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.

This week was full of mostly just “best 10 sparkling wines under $X” stories, which I won’t bore you with. Only a few items of note this week. Happy New Year!

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Was Tricked into Investing in an Israeli Winery, Lawsuit Alleges
Much harder to suss out than bridges, apparently.

100 Years of Covering the Wine Industry
Doing an invaluable service.

Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30M
A head scratcher. Or at least a bit of one.

Jefford: Are you a label drinker?
Social media pushes us to be, says Andrew.

The …

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/23/18


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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.

Happy Holidays!

The story of California Chardonnay – part 1
Elaine begins an historical treatise.

New Year’s resolutions for the wine trade
Robert Joseph invokes Iolanthe.

Two men we will miss
Jancis remembers Paul Symington and Richard Geoffroy

Napa Supervisors surprised by deluge of comments on family farm woes and winery rules
Because they’re out of touch.

Is Provence rosé under threat?
Rosé boom leads to stiff competition

Prosecco’s bubble shows no sign of bursting
And why not. People love it.

Who is Who in New York’s Wine Scene
Jeff Siegel runs down the usual suspects

Wines, they are a’changing
Penfolds Baijiu?!?