Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/19/16

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.


The Italian wine star that came back from oblivion
Pecorino, baby!

Paso Robles Winemakers Divided Over Water
No permit required for cutting down trees, says W. Blake Gray.

Dunne on Wine: Ferment over furmint
Mike Dunne discovers dry Furmint, but doesn’t pronounce it correctly.

Fine Line Between Oaks and Vines
Matt Kettman on the ongoing Paso Robles controversy

Etna’s little (and formidable) sister, Vittoria
Alfonso Cevola sings the praises of a little Frappato and Nero d’avola.

Q&A: François Lurton, Global Winemaker
Adam Lechmere conducts the interview.

Demystifying Terroir: Maybe Its The Microbes Making Magic In Your Wine
NPR on the latest news from UC Davis.

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing
Adam Lechmere reviews the 2015 vintage

Does the Best Bubbly Come from Germany?
No, but this is a fun article anyway.

The World’s Best Wine Lists, From Restaurants to Airlines
Elin McCoy on the results of this year’s contest.

Tasting Rosés With a Winemaker Who Knows Them Best
Florence Fabricant talks with Sacha Lichine.

Burgundy merchant raided over wine fraud
Just because they put Languedoc wine in the Burgundy 300 years ago don’t mean you can do it today….

Ancient Amphora Winemaking is Alive in OregonSouthern Winemakers Enjoy Another Quality Harvest
Early harvest but a good one in Australia.

Orange Wine Has Finally Arrived. Here Are Eight Bottles to Buy
Elin McCoy likes some skin contact.