Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/12/17

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.


Sardinian Wine? Who Knew!
Good stuff!

Does New Jersey make the best wines?
You be the judge.

With no vineyard, a winery grows in the Bayview
Home town story…

A Master Sommelier’s List Of Top Wine Regions To Visit Now
I agree with all the recommendations.

Exclusive: Laurent Ponsot Leaves Family’s Burgundy Domaine and Opens New Winery
But when will the real story come out?

Terroir and Honey: Where Wine and Bees Meet
Yay for bees!

Where to Drink South African Wine in San Francisco
And you should be drinking it!

The wine industry offers hope for Abkhazia
A place few have even heard of.

A love affair with older wines
Esther Mobley writes on the mystery of older wines.

Does Napa Have too Much Cab?
Not if they can sell it all.

Italy’s go-to critic confirms why America’s embracing his country’s vino
Dave McIntyre talks with Daniele Cernilli

Experts weigh impacts of millennials on Napa Wine
Lots of speculation

Why Burgundy Is the Thinking Person’s Wine
The rich, thinking person, these days.

California wine: Making the case for half bottles
And a good case it is. Or a half-case at least.

The wine boss who was glad to be sacked
The Rowan Gormley story.

Is Champagne Defeating Itself?
Bulk wine is the chink in the armor of premium pricing, says Caroline Henry

Fine Wine and Unsavory Business
Very interesting article.

Jefford on Monday: Picpoul on the march
Andrew Jefford hints at a French classic.

The death of the experts
Robert Joseph on the wisdom of the crowd.

Imported Wines Won’t Take up 40% of Market in China
The thirst is too big?

Tax Hike a Blow for UK Wine Trade
Ouch, says the industry.

Canadian Wineries Eye the World Stage
Canada ready for prime time?

Future Communication: Pinot Noir NZ
Elaine Brown offers up her speech at Pinot Noir NZ2017 for general consumption.

California’s Trailblazing Women Winemakers: The First 20 Years (1965 to 1984)
A great list.

Oregon’s Wineries Are Thriving–and Demanding a Million-Dollar Subsidy
The balance between the wine industry and the general fund.

These Women Winemakers Are Changing the Way We Drink
Charu Suri covers the slow shift in demographics

Want to Pick Better Bottles? Repeat After Me: Wine Is Food
Eric Asimov makes a case for better labeling, among other things

Immigration Poses Questions for Napa
Should Napa brag about treating immigrants well?

Is meat really made for Malbec?
Tim Atkin and friends do a steak-off

Why Syrah is Better than Cabernet
Sometimes it is. Definitely.

Goodwill Hunting at Premiere Napa Valley
Ilona Thompson offers her thoughts and favorites.

The Most Underused Words in Wine
Matt Kramer appreciates words