Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/16/17

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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. Enjoy. What Makes a Great Wine Great?
Dwight Furrow prefers great to not be subjective This Winery's Secret Weapon Is a Flock of 200 Sheep
Tablas Creek gets woolly. Is Sauvignon Blanc the World's Most Reliably Good White Wine?
Matt Kramer professes his admiration. Though I would vote for Santorini Assyrtiko or Vienna's Gemischter Satz instead. Seeking Depth in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Speaking of Sauvignon Blanc....     Unearthing California's Pre-Prohibition Wine Roots
Frances Dinkelspiel recounts some history. The Case of the Counterfeit Krug Champagne
The tip of the (sparkling) iceberg, here. Anson: Making wine in India - Not for the ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/9/17

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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. Enjoy. Fire Nears Historic Vineyard and Wineries
Ruh roh. Jefford on Monday: Value in the Langhe
Andrew digs his Produttori. The Mother-Daughter Team Rocking Italy's Wine Scene
Tom Mullen profiles the Masciarellis. Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?
Marijuana messes with your tastebuds, people. Aligoté, Burgundy's Other White Grape, Makes Its Case
Eric Asimov advocates the unsung, rare white grape of Burgundy. Are Hand-Picked Grapes Better Than Machine-Harvested?
The answer is "it depends." Fake Krug 1947: LVMH claims victory over Acker Merrall
But if you think this will change anything, I've got a bridge to sell ...

Wine News: What I’m reading the Week of 7/2/17

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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. Enjoy. Michelin buys 40% of Wine Advocate
Big news in the world of wine criticism. But did Parker sell his remaining shares, or have the Singaporean's already decided to divest? Full Speed Ahead for Jackson Family Wines
A nice profile of Barbara Banke Magpies recruited to safeguard vineyards from grape-eating birds
Cool solution to bird problems. Chardonnay Joins the Bordeaux Club
Well, that won't be controversial, will it? Exploring Minerality
Elisabetta Tosi offers a formula. Fino's context warning
Sarah Abbot on the charms of Sherry. The glacier wines of the mountain people
Tamlyn Currin on some of the wines of the Valais Champagne ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/25/27

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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. Enjoy. Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging
It's a serious problem. A Napa Cabernet Game Changer
Interesting possibilities. No simple solutions for Sonoma's glut of downtown wine-tasting rooms
The battles that Napa has been having for years are cropping up in Sonoma Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods
Someone rings the alarm bell. The Magic Behind Napa's Mountain Grown Wines
A heartfelt (if a little biased) exploration Why Today's Greatest Wines... Aren't necessarily the great wines
Matt Kramer makes the case for unexpected greatness. FDA Begins Winery Inspections
My guess is that ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/18/17

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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. Enjoy. Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards
HAIL. Not just for Burgundy anymore. Anson: Bordeaux négociant system in flux
Is Bordeaux choking the neck of it's main salesperson? The lost vine of Chilean Patagonia identified by DNA profiling
Treasure hunting with DNA New winery map points to sparkling treasure
Make your way to Nova Scotia. Rui Falcao on Madeira, at MUST 2017
Jamie Goode reports from the MUST conference Tinder Date Serves Up Wine in a Can
Swipe right for a six pack. Arizona winemaker releasing wine from the barrel that nearly killed him
Talk about getting back on that horse... ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/10/17

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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. Enjoy. Why Syrah is Better than Cabernet
Oh, now there's an argument to have one evening. Meet Grüner Veltliner, Central Europe's Sexiest Grape
Anne Krebiehl makes the case. Could You Pass the Master of Wine Exam?
Those essay questions will get 'ya. Jefford on Monday: The nth degree winery
Andrew Jefford falls for Dal Forno Penfolds Remembers Grange Inventor
Blake Gray is unimpressed. Why Chinese investors are snapping up Bordeaux vineyards
Because they can. Wine country: Boulder a hotbed for sommeliers
Highest MS count per capita? Wine Depends on Immigrant Labor. Trump's Policies Could Run Your Glass Dry
Well, if not dry, ...

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/4/17

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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. Enjoy. Jefford on Monday: Burgundy's other self
Andrew Jefford explores the bubbly side of Burgundy. The High Vineyards of Colorado
Colorado does make good wine. Why your favourite wine may not taste the same in flight, says local award-winning sommelier
Everything is different at 30,000 feet. Taking A Stand For New Jersey Wines
An enterprising writer blinds Jersey bubbles for somm friends. Wine Industry Transforms Town Best Known for Big Prison
I suppose it says something that I didn't know it HAD a prison. Exploring the Unexpected of Napa Valley
Virginie Boone continues her series of Napa guides. Five Things You Need ...