Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/13/16

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.


Rudy Associate Busted Over Unlicensed Wine
No bunking with Rudy, though.

New Zealand’s Wine Industry Cleaning Up After Earthquake
Damage seems to be modest at this point.

Napa’s Vanishing Varietals
Ahem — Varieties — please. But good article.

‘It feels like we are sitting on jelly’: Winery owners
Report from NZ on the recent earthquake.

High Visibility Makes Wine Crime Stand Out
Paul Franson does a rundown of the dirty deeds.

Jefford on Monday: Burgundy – gloom and beyond
Has Beaujolais finally returned to the fold?

The Hidden Treasures of Monterey
Matt Kettman does an in-depth look at the region

America’s Original Artisans go Back to the Land
Nice feature on a great winery

Sample the wine and the wow of Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley, before the hordes descend
The word seems to be getting out

Wine Investments That Pay Dividends in the Glass
Sommelier Ian Cauble on wine collecting.

Missives From the Past: ’64 Barolos Tell Their Story
Eric Asimov gets to go to the best parties.

This Algorithm’s Taste in Wine Is Better Than Yours
I’ll believe it when I taste it.

What a Trump presidency might mean for wine
No one really knows, yet.

Countering counterfeit wine
Tracer paint now.

Anson: Bordeaux 2016 harvest report – how the vintage looks
Everyone loves a dry harvest

Australian Wine’s Return to Cool
Jon Bonné frolics in the Adelaide Hills

Semillon is the “Unicorn” Wine Exciting Somms
What is old is new again.

Balanced Vines Produce Better Wines
Paul Franson on new research on crop loads.

How a Farmworker ‘Company Town’ Is Taking Shape in the Salinas Valley
Worth reading, and worth doing something about

White House wine – what do US Presidents drink?
Official libations through the ages. The next 4 years will be very boring.

Outstanding 2016 Langhe grapes to be thrown away
Now that’s a shame.

Western Languedoc – a 2016 vintage report
Graham Nutter on the warm south.

Palettes, Palates and Authenticity: The Winemakers Art
Is wine art at all?