Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/10/16

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the Interwebs. 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.


The Women Who Rule Napa
Kelli White profiles some of the ladies.

Alsace wine champion Etienne Hugel dies
Another sad loss, far too early.

Promiscuity In The Wine Cellar Pays Off
Thomas Pellechia talks about yeast sex.

Wine Lister Claims ‘New Standard’ in Wine Rating
And apparently it is NOT an April Fool’s joke.

Missouri: Wines for People ‘Interested in the Adventure’
Dorothy Gaiter profiles Jerry Eisterhold

Louis Latour 1932-2016: Burgundy’s maverick negociant and wine producer
Obituary for an influential negotiant.

Master Sommelier Exam 2016
Funny or Die does sommelier humor.

Gendered Wine Marketing Is Still All Too Real
Zachary Sussman pulls back the curtain.

How winemaker Anne Gros made her mark in a man’s world
Nice profile of a great producer

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Sulfites in Wine
Marissa Ross breaks it down.

This Photographer Takes Fun Portraits of People After One, Two and Three Glasses of Wine
Fun photos!

Is the Country of Georgia the Next Great Wine Destination?
Still up-and-coming

An Italian Senator Wants Kids to Learn About Wine in School
Cultural heritage!

Is Oregon Wine’s True Soulmate the Loire Valley?
Jon Bonné on a different lens through which to look at Oregon

French winemakers hijack Spanish wine tankers on motorway
Winemakers acting like spoiled children.

Meet The Unlikely Vintner Behind The Hit Wine, Josh
Growing from 1200 cases to 60k is a big deal.

Is Chenin Blanc the Great Forgotten Grape?
Matt Kramer feels he’s being stalked. But fails to mention a lot of great CA Chenin.