Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/20/17

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.


Paul Mabray: consumer insights and data are key to wine’s future
Far too few wineries use data

Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Central Coast Icon Calera Wine Company
The end of an era

With new To Kalon brand, Constellation revives legendary Napa wine dispute
An excellent article on the next chapter in this storied history.

A frustrated Reka Haros on why wine communication sucks
And it does. Suck.

The perils of wine groupthink
Robert Joseph remains skeptical

Wine and teeth revisited
Advice from a dentist on teeth that taste wine

Vintage-dated gifts
Jancis Robinson on the gift of Port

The secret to smart content marketing
Felicity Carter talks to one of the best marketers in the wine business.

Can One Man Change the Way an Entire City Thinks About Wine?
A nice profile of Patrick Cappiello

Why Dan Aykroyd’s Wine Cellar Is Empty
Dan talks drinking

Alsatian Wines Strike a Balance of Dry and Sweet
Eric Asimov gives some love to Alsace

In the Yakima Valley, Serious Wines and Sweeping Vistas
A travel guide to a section of Washington wine country