Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/30

I read a lot of stuff about wine on the Internet. People frequently ask me for recommendations. But there’s just so much out there and only so much room in my head. In part that’s why I’ve been curating a wine magazine on on Flipboard for the last year or so. But for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, I’ve decided to post a round-up here of what’s caught my eye over the past week.


Here’s why wine tastes different when you’re on a plane
Business Insider talks with MS Andrea Robinson about wine on planes.

Does Gramercy Tavern Have the Best Wine Program in America?
One of my faves, but not sure I agree it’s the top.

Jefford on Monday: Mud Wrestling with the Bourguignons
Andrew Jefford interviews two of the most famous soil scientists in the world about…. excrement.

Jefford on Monday: Tasting notes – the shame of the wine world?
An expectedly eloquent commentary on continued criticism of wine criticism.

A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name
Should it matter where the tanks are, or where the grapes are?

Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses
NPR on pink wine.

Natural wine is a natural fit in Tokyo
Japan gets on the bandwagon, says Sarah Crago in the Japan Times

Natural wines: Arguments for and against
Jamie Goode and Christy Canterbury, MW debate the issue in Le Pan

The Quest for Reasonably Priced Domestic Pinot Noir
Lettie Teague goes hunting unicorns.

Why should you get to know Georgian wines? Because they’re exciting.
Dave McIntyre has it right.

Your next wine obsession: bubbles from Germany
Not enough people reading about the Joy of Sekt.

“We Were 100% in the Wrong,” Napa Wine Train Executive Says
Late, and full apology for ridiculous behavior by the NVWT.

Book Club Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train Seeking $5 Million For ‘Malicious Oppression’
But an apology apparently isn’t enough.