Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/4

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.


Technology Used to Fight Back Against Fakes
Producers ramping up the fight against counterfeiters.

China Wine Rally Puts Spotlight on Overseas Producers
Chinese imports exploding.

Jefford on Monday: Wine in China on our minds
Andrew Jefford explores the explosion.

Senegal produces first wine in shade of iconic baobab
Gotta add another country to the list.

A Weekend Away in Southern England’s Wine Country
English Wine Country. What a concept!

Reconsidering the Influence of the Wine Store
Zachary Sussman on the influencers out of the spotlight.

Will the Real Jura Please Stand Up?
Jon Bonné on the change that popularity has wrought on this little region.

Vintage Champagne Market ‘Being Exploited’
And by “exploited” they mean gouged.

Koch Wins Appeal Over Fake Wines
Another bit of justice.

Plaintiffs Up Ante in Arsenic Case
No statute of limitations on idiocy.

50 bottles of wine a day for exiled Napoleon
Le Pan reports on the General’s provisions rider.

Beaujolais producers protest over wine prices
Le Pan says they want higher prices for their wines.

Different Approaches to Wine Collecting
The Robb Report on how two collectors go about their business

6 Female Sommeliers Talk Wine, Passion, and Disrupting a Male-Dominated Field
Superstar ladies of San Francisco!

What Do California’s Wildfires Mean for the 2015 Wine Harvest?
Elin McCoy talks with folks in Napa and Lake Counties.

Is Now the Time to Buy a Case of Château Lafite?
That is, if you have a few thousand lying around.