Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/21/16

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.


Jefford on Monday: Debating Diam
Andrew gets in deep with Diam.

California’s Grand Cru Chardonnays
Missing Porter Bass, and a couple of others, but a good list.

5 Wine Rules That Really Matter
Matt Kramer says it’s more than just a drink.

Distilling The Story Of California Wine, One Label At A Time
Fun project. If only I had a lot of time on my hands.

How the Hipster Somms Could Get Away with Murder and How We Can Stop Them
Stuart is still doing his Hunter S. Thompson impression

Is the Future for Nebbiolo in Piedmont Under Attack?
Alfonso Cevola weighs in on the new designation.

Languedoc vines suffer ‘worst hail in living memory’
Ouch. A localized area, but still devastating.

English wines plan to put some fizz into the US
Bring it on!

Why America is drunk on canned wine
Because it’s cheap and easy!

In Slovakia, a Wine Region Waiting for the Spotlight
Did you know there was a Tokaj in Slovakia?

Is the Natural-Wines Movement a Good Thing?
Caveat Emptor is the bottom line according to Zach Geballe

A little-known Pakistani tribe that loves wine and whiskey fears its Muslim neighbors
No country for wine lovers.

Houston wine pro named 2016 top sommelier in multi-state competition
Second place was a woman, too. Lady somms rule!

UK demand for sparkling wine soars – new figures
Up 100% over 5 years.

Jura Wine Revival the Real Deal
The strength of the Wink Lorch effect.