Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/27/17

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.


A Well-Dressed Sicilian
Buys a vineyard on Mt. Etna.

Wine’s Apparent Neglect of Marketing
Yep. What he said.

Jefford on Monday: Northern Lights
Andrew Jefford sings the praises of Crozes Hermitage.

From Burgenland, Captivating Wines for the Whole Meal
David Marcus finds lots to love in Burgenland.

Winegrowers See Total Sustainability in Their Sights
A worthy goal.

How to tap into the best bargains in wine today
Dave McIntyre loves wine on tap.

Age makes fine wine and
The story of Vasse Felix

Saving The Planet, One Substantial Wine Producer At A Time
Big producers making a big impact on production footprints.

Anson: Wines to drink in Corsica – ‘Land of legends and magic’
Delightful wines.

Exploring the History of Wine in Morocco
Definitely on the bucket list.

Too many stinkbugs spoil the wine
Nasty flavors.

Pending legislation threatens to close as many as 25 Md. wineries
A shortsighted bill, indeed.

Stand Out Wines from North Canterbury
Elaine Brown writes up her favorites.

Chile – the perils of monoculture
Jancis visits fire-ravaged Chile.

Wines You Can’t Find Anywhere Else
When in doubt, go custom.

The art of wine storytelling
A nice article about what moves us.

Can We Taste Terroir?
You bet, says a study from Italy.

Nerello Mascalese – An Alternative Classic?
As good as Burgundy? No. But damn fine.

Tasting the world’s rarest wine grape
Blake Gray finds out that rare doesn’t mean delicious. But it was interesting.

The Riddler: Champagne and popcorn in Hayes Valley
Esther Mobley examines the phenomenon of women and Champagne.

What’s the Big Deal about High-Altitude Wines?
A survey of mountain flavors.

The $20 Challenge
Matt Kramer sends people to Beaujolais and Australia.

Kenwood ranchers argue vineyards better than housing on valley landscape
The eternal battle.

What Price is Luxury Wine? Research Studies Unclear
Defining a taxonomy.