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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/23/17

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.


Where Has All The Zinfandel Gone?
Charlie Olken says if you drink it, it will come.

California Winemakers No Longer Fight Drought–Now It’s Mildew
Done with the Scylla, now the Charybdis.

Goldman downgrades beer stocks because millennials like wine better
I just like the headline.

How an important Central Coast vineyard fought off the Alamo fire
Quick thinking and resourcefulness saved the day.

To Lure Wine Lovers, Sake Makers Learn It’s All About Rice
But not, as the article’s subtitle suggests, a Bordeaux-like appellation.

When is a Wine Tourist Not a Wine Tourist? Lessons from Cyprus
More from Mike Veseth’s trip to Cyprus.

Redefining Ripeness
Nova Cadamatre tackles a tough question

Pommery Looks Beyond Champagne
England, California, and beyond.

Australian wine’s coming of age
What makes Australian wine Australian?

German Riesling: On the Precipice of Change
Climate change in progress.

Are Flying Vineyard Drones Creating Better Wine?
And they’re fun to fly.

The secret life of airline wines
They aren’t under a lot of pressure

Frost Costs French Winemakers Dear
Another blow.

Think tank in France discusses the future of ‘fine’ wine
Dale Robertson reports on the meeting of the minds.

Jefford on Monday: Europe’s screwcap kings
Andrew Jefford goes to Franconia

Calabria Rocks
Robert Camuto is rooting for Cirò

We lack a universal vocabulary when it comes to wine
Just scratching the surface, here.

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