Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/27

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.


Coombsville could expand Napa terroir… but does it?
Blake Gray finds the cool.

The Ultimate Guide to Shower Wine
Shower wine!?! Food and Wine is off the rails.

The Lure of the Loire
Sommelier Patrick Cappiello talks about the Loire.

An Insider’s Guide to Weird Wine Words
Lettie Teague goes to the dictionary.

16 Wine Resolutions for 2016 from Top Sommeliers
What the somms are hoping for.

Here’s to Riesling with cheeses, sherry with ramen, and bubbly for no reason
Dave McIntyre talks about the three wines he wants us all to enjoy more of.

The Changing of the Guard
Lauren Friel talks about the changing state of the sommelier world.

Hundreds of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines stolen at French port
Can you say “inside job?”

Humans Can Distinguish at Least One Trillion Different Odors
That’s a whole lot.

Beyond BYO: Building the Chinatown Wine List
This would be super fun to do.

The Decanter interview: Becky Wasserman
Decanter interviews the matron importer of Burgundy.

The Mile-High Wine Club: Swirl And Sip At 30,000 Feet
What matters in the air.

No Chemicals: This Is the Most Natural Wine You Can Drink
Vogue talks natural wine.

The Benefits of Dry-Farming Wine–For the Palate and the Planet
A farmer’s point of view

2012 Lafite – The One That You Want?
The subtitle says it all: “Liv-ex reckons it’s the best-value Lafite on the market, but does anyone care?”

A jaundiced view of the year in wine
Philip White hasn’t had a very good year.

Millennials And Wine: A New Generation Grows Up
A solid article about what’s really going on.

Top 10 Tips From Wine Entrepreneurs: 2015 Year In Review
Cathy Huyghe talks with wine entrepreneurs.

Jefford on Monday: Meeting Sassicaia
A fancy dinner prompts storytelling.

Wine collector loses U.S. appeal of counterfeiting conviction
Enjoy that prison wine, Dr. Conti.

Australian wine: my new perspective
Jamie Goode reflects down under.

Bringing Wine Home from France
Useful tips when traveling.