Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/10/16

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.


What Is Wine’s Equivalent of a Beach Read?
Jon Bonné on the uncomplicated pleasures of summer.

How Champagne Bubbled Up to Become the Most Luxurious Drink
A year in the life of Krug and other hardships.

China Fights Rampant Counterfeiting Of French Wine
A tiny bit of progress on a major problem.

Wine Clubs – Getting Behind the Brand
Liza Zimmerman dives in deep with wine clubs.

Adrien Schoenheitz, Domaine Schoenheitz
Christopher Barnes interviews this worldly winemaker from Alsace.

Qupé’s Rhône Ranger on Vine Theft, Syrah’s Resurgence and Bleeding Blue
Dorothy Gaiter interviews Bob Lindquist

Seattle’s oldest wine shop is still going strong, nearly 50 years later
Great success story.

Benoît Mulin: Jura Star
Barbara Sturgis offers a profile and reviews.

EU Austerity Has No Effect On Greek Wine Exports To USA
This is excellent news

A Week in English Wine
David Rodgers gets fizzy

Wine Country growing pains hit home in Paso Robles
Esther Mobley on the tension between county regulations and agriculture.

The (increasing) problem of lightstrike
A little-talked-about problem that is very real.

Etna Fumes and Spews, but the Winemaking Goes On
Eric Asimov shows the volcano some love, with photos by Alfonso Cevola.

Florida Wine Industry Continues to Mature
When was the last time you had a Florida wine?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Rich and Spicy Wines With a Historical Heritage
Per and Britt Karlsson provide an overview of CnDP.

The Summer of F’rosé? Why It’s All About the Wine Slushie
Vogue says it, so it must be true.

All change on Austrian wine labels
Julia Harding discusses new regulations for Austria

The Age of Assyrtiko
Susan Kostrzewa reviews Greek wines

Going Native on Independence Day
Unless you drank Scuppernong, you weren’t drinking native

France in a Flap Over Bidding Adieu to Vine Herbicide
Caroline Henry writes about the pending ban on glyphosate.

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists
Someone needs a decent headline editor. Interesting piece nonetheless.

Wine Isn’t Just Red, White or Pink
Jon Bonné wants you as part of his Rainbow Connection

Grüner Veltliner and Furmint: Austro-Hungarian Pop Stars?
Rock stars. Not Pop.

On Long Island’s North Fork, the Popular Rosé Isn’t a Focus
Lettie Teague talks to winemakers who are (mostly) too serious for rosé.

A “micro winery” that makes wine continuously
Interesting research device.

Culture Clash: the Campaign Against Turkish Wine
Great article on the (sad) state of the Turkish wine industry

How To Join The Most Exclusive Wine Club In The World
Jeannie Cho Lee on a club for Burgundy nuts. The dues? If you have to ask…

Grapes Of War: Sneaking Fine Wine Across The Syrian Border
A vineyard on what is now the wrong side of the tracks.

Misplaced Fears
Matt Kramer argues the “international style” of wine is a good thing

The History and Science of Malolactic Fermentation
Jamie Goode doing what he does best.