Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/28/17

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.


Champagne Jayne Wins Legal Battle Against CIVC
Justice prevails in David vs. Goliath case.

Ghost Vines Re-emerge in South African Drought
But these won’t be coming back to life….

Opus One and a Winemakers Lessons for Managers in Every Industry
Dorothy Gaiter dives deep into the culture at Opus One with Michael Silacci

L. Pierce Carson, Eyes of Napa Valley, Dies at 76
The man who saw Napa explode.

Viognier saviour Georges Vernay dies in the Rhône
The guy we owe for Condrieu.

Milne: Cork is Completely Outdated
Yes, though so are film cameras.

The world’s most southerly vineyard?
Jancis visits the southern climes.

The Crazy Swedish Wine Project, The Greek, The German, And The Italian
Just like one of those old jokes.

Wine Isn’t Just Red, White or Pink
Drink the rainbow.

Richard Ward, Carneros Pinot Noir Pioneer, Dies at 67
Another very sad loss for Napa.

Greece: Wines of the People, Wines of the Place
John Szabo rightly advocates.

Reinventing the American Wine Industry: Marketing Strategies and the Construction of Wine Culture
What Harvard Business School discovers about American wine culture.

Wine in a can: Convenient, exciting and eco-friendly, not uptight and snooty
Mike Dunne doesn’t mind the can.

Rioja Grapples With How to Define Its Best Wines
Eric Asimov on the tricky Gran Reserva designation in Rioja

The Champions of Underdog Grapes in Napa Valley
Virginie Boone steps off the beaten path and meets some superstars.

Our Favorite California Wine Region (That No One Knows About)
Lettie Teague visits the Santa Lucia Highlands

Why 3D Printing with Wine Grape Skins Is the Future
An abundant raw material to be sure!

Jefford on Monday: Learning to taste better
Andrew talks with author Michael Schuster

A New Generation Of ‘Rebel’ Wines From South Africa
Per and Britt Karlsson on the New South Africa

Be Careful Trusting the American Palate When It Comes to American Wines
Cathrine Todd says there’s more to Napa than Cabernet.

Jefford on Monday: Puech-Haut – barrels and beyond
Andrew Jefford goes a-visiting in the Languedoc.

Exploring British Columbia
Kelli White provides a very nice overview of BC wine history and geography.

Bordeaux in the Back Room
Now THAT’s a great wine story.

The Best Way to Chill Wine, According to Science
Some good experimentation here, folks.

Natural Wine is About to Take Over the US
Late to the game and adopting the dogma instead of speaking clearly.