Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/13/17

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 Does Wine Really Come From?
Get thee to Armenia.

The year in California wine
Sustainable is the new black.

Jefford: The Guerrilla Guide to Wine – Part Two
Wine 102, as it were.

We Taste-Tested 10 Canned Wines So You Don’t Have To
Oh good.

Sacred land in Burgundy
A nice profile of DRC.

Fine Wine Investment: Parker’s Impact
Will it lessen over time?

Viticulturists and scientists battle latest vineyard virus: red blotch
Matt Kettman reports on the growing scourge.

California wine, I was wrong about you. I’m sorry…
Local boy makes good…

Pinot Noir’s Next Big Thing
South African Pinot Noir? It’s coming!

Wine Words We Can’t Live Without
Matt Kramer talks vocabulary.

Why expensive wine appears to taste better
Hence all those heavy bottles….

Wine could help solve writer’s block, says study
Most definitely.

Red Blotch Rising
Another article on the topic.

Duckhorn Buys Central Coast Pinot Noir Pioneer Calera
The end of an era, for sure.

Strange Tales: Wine Drinking Elephants, Part One
The word “wine” needs air quotes.

Winemaking ideologies, my contribution to the Texsom debate
Jamie Goode shares his thoughts on wine ideology.

Why Are Sommeliers Making Wine?
Because they drink a lot of it?

Alcoholism And Addiction In the Wine Industry: A Candid Perspective From A Master Of Wine
Cathy Huyghe talks with Tim Hanni.

The Port wine time bomb
A built-in imbalance in the system.

The Tasting Group That Launched the L.A. Wine Scene
The inside story on the LA wine scene.

The Ultimate Wine Con Job
Frances Dinkelspiel covers the new book on Rudy.