Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/30/17

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.


Scams That Target Wine Producers
Jim Budd puts on his investigative hat once again.

Do We Still Need Sommeliers in Restaurants?
Asked and answered

Former Maialino and Del Posto Sommelier Is Helping Millennials Navigate Wine
Yeoman’s work.

300,000 Bottles Of Wine Live In This Old, Underground Rolls Royce Dealership
If only they had left one of the cars there to drink in.

Jefford on Monday: Profiling prince charming
The virtues of Vacqueyras

Piedmont Growers Go Nuts over Barbera
When there are more profitable crops, who can blame them?

Consumers Short-changed Again on Shipping
UPS cracks down.

‘My biggest faux pas’ – from the sommeliers
Topping up Sauvignon Blanc with Viognier is so easy to do….

The win-win of shipping more wines to your door
Dave McIntyre on direct shipping.

French Wine Executive Arrested for Allegedly Turning Cheap Wine Into Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
The lure of a quick buck is endless.

California Flip Flops on Wine Delivery Law
Liza Zimmerman on what’s simmering in Sacramento.

The California Winemaker Rescuing Old European Grapes From Obscurity
Tegan gets another profile.

Lynn Fritz’s Temple of Lynmar, With Chardonnay That Moves the Soul
Dorothy Gaiter talks Russian River Chardonnay.

Antonio Capaldo of Feudi di San Gregorio Making Wine in the Campanian Volcanic Arc
Lisa Denning interviews one of Campania’s top producers.

Pennsylvania Finds Focus
Lenn Thompson looks at PA wines in a rare byline.

Anson: Wines that billionaire superyacht owners are drinking
Because you really do want to know.

The Other Bordeaux: The Family Wineries of Côtes de Bordeaux Castilian
Christopher Barnes on a little piece of Bordeaux most people have never heard about.