Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/15/17

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.


Jayer & Rouget change US importer for first time in 30 years
And to an upstart no less.

A tough climb for Chinese wine
David Williams on Ao Yun.

Jefford on Monday: For common cause
Andrew Jefford looks at cooperatives in Alsace

Grenache, the toughest grape in the world
Tough, but plush?

Thieves steal thousands of dollars in wine from Vaudreuil-Dorion SAQ

Cameron Hughes Winery Saved from Oblivion
Sad end to a once high-flying brand.

Wine, Women and Subtle Sexism
A VERY good question to ponder.

Chianti Classico Confusion Hits Sales
A 40 percent drop is basically off a cliff.

Meritage – Death of a Marketing Label
And good riddance.

Burgundy’s 2015 Vintage Impresses
Adam Lechmere says it’s darn good.

Wine And Weed Coming Together In Sonoma
Playing nice now. Let’s see how long that lasts.

How robots are helping us make better wine: The Wine Find
Our tipsy robot overlords.

Oz Clarke: Finding balance in California
Oz likes what he tastes.

Wine Collecting Tips & Mistakes to Avoid
Paul Gregutt offers beginner’s tips

Phylloxera Strikes Colorado Wine Country
Despite best efforts, the bug is hard to vanquish.

He drinks like a fish! Call to ban traditional Japanese ceremony where a carp is plied with wine in a bid to banish evil spirits
A waste of wine, not to mention bad for the fish.

Central Otago travel guide for wine lovers
A decent primer.

Wine Delivery Start-up Designs Letter-Box Friendly Bottles
Quite ingenious.

Washington considers wine growlers
Good for the planet and the pocketbook!

2015 white burgundies, and old-vine problems
Jancis Robinson discusses the economic hardships of old vines.