Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/7/17

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.


Terroir and Technique in Beaujolais
Robert Camuto talks with the son of the pioneer.

The real reasons Trader Joe’s wine is so cheap
The real reasons.

It’s in your head: Wine flavors come from your brain
Interesting article

Can wine protect your neurons? Study investigates
I’m experimenting myself….

France’s Bordeaux wine industry predicts a €2 billion loss this year due to massive frost damage

Republique Sommelier Maria Garcia Is the Wikipedia of Wine
Nice profile.

This Winery Will Pay You to Travel All Across the Country and Drink Canned Wine
Now that sounds like something fun to do for a year….

Etna Wine Scales the Heights
Tom Hyland on other things from Etna

Jefford on Monday: The other right bank
Andrew offers an overview of the “Rhone less known”

Anson: Why Uruguay could be the new Jura
Jane Anson on the off-the-radar region of Uruguay.

Shaken by 2014 quake, Napa winery again standing tall
Esther Mobley visits the reopened Trefethen.

Champagne – losing its fizz?
A great article by Jancis on the current state of the bubble industry.

7 Insider Wine Bars That Sommeliers Belly Up To
Lettie Teague gets recommendations.

The Dogpatch winery that is making synthetic wine
Esther Mobley has a taste.

A look at the state of the US wine industry
A nice interview with Rob McMillan

Meet Helen Johannesen, the wine director behind five hot L.A. restaurants
Nice profile of one of LA’s leading wine ladies.

Why You Should Chill Your Red Wine This Summer
Zach Sussman has it right.

Ivan Milos of Vinarija Milos on the Evolution of Croatian Wine
Another interesting interview by Christopher Barnes

Strained Relations – Wine Family Feuds
James Lawrence looks into the basket of dirty laundry.

Weather Dominates Champagne Showcase
Tough season.

How Does Oak Really Affect Wine?
Anne Krebiehl offers a good primer.

Meet the ‘Wine Whisperers,’ Fancy Grape Fixers for Billionaires
Elin McCoy tracks down some of these elusive creatures.

Here’s the Challenge
Matt Kramer makes a 20 year prediction.

Trentodoc: The Italian Sparkling Wine Better than Prosecco
Yes. Except the author doesn’t seem to have tasted it.

The Mirassou Redemption
A nice profile of Steven.

How America Learned to Love Rosé
An excerpt from a forthcoming book on pink wine.

Researchers move closer to preventing frost damage in vineyards by managing bacteria on the vines
The power of the microbiome.