Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/7/16

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.


Wine’s Future Shock
Tim Atkin discusses the current state of affairs in wine writing.

Bordeaux: The Fallacy of Futures
Joe Czerwinski has it right.

Mexico Has Its Own Wine Country–And It’s Amazing
More than 100 wineries and counting

Iranian Investor Moves in on Georgian Wine Region
Not who you’d think would be investing.

Egypt wineries struggle to revive derided industry
Step one would be figuring out how to make better wine.

There’s really no reason not to be drinking organic wine
Truly told, but just make sure it’s organic grapes, not USDA Organic Wine. 

Why You Should Be Worried About Piemonte Nebbiolo
I agree, this is a horrible idea.

California’s Next Big Wine Region: The Beckstoffers Bet On Red Hills
Lake County on the rise.

Brexit an Opportunity for California in the UK
Battle of the tariffs just shifted.

38% of Brits ‘Extremely Knowledgeable’ About Wine
So they say.

A Carmel Valley vineyard manager defends his grapes against the Big Sur fire
Wine required for shaky nerves.

Microbiologists – wine’s new heroes
Julia Harding on the newest champions.

How to be a wine tourist
Jancis offers her guidelines.

Great Wine Is Not Enough on the North Fork
Eric Asimov shares the awful fate of Southold Farm.

The Goode Report: Judging at The Nationals
Jamie made an impression on the Canadians.

Where Should You Go?
Matt Kramer offers his choices for wine vacations.

Jane Anson: Alsace is finally getting its act together
Local movements are making change

What Happened to Chianti?
Zach Sussman finds out why it gets no respect

Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned ‘wine queen’ in Germany
This is a pretty cool story.

French town flooded with wine after protesters crack open vats
CRAV are assholes.

Wine Walk: Texas wines developing own persona as wine industry matures
Ron Saikowski offers an update.

Ancient Vessels, Modern Wines
Amphora awesome.

Now Is the Time to Visit Burgundy, and Not Just for the Wine
They need the money, and you need the great food, and gorgeous landscape.

Science has proved which colour wine gives you the worst hangover
But what if you drink a bunch of every color?

It’s Official – Organic California Wines Taste Better
Economists have proved it scientifically.

Does organic wine taste better? A study whose findings have been widely misinterpreted
Or have they? Jamie Goode doing what he does best.

Jay Z Dumps the Bling, Emphasizes the Wine
But is this just a change in messaging strategy?

When Your Dinner Guest Orders a $700 Bottle of Wine: An Etiquette Guide
Lettie Teague explores the perils of dining with wine jerks.