Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/27/17

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.


Jefford: The guerrilla guide to wine places – Part three
Andrew Jefford continues his guide for absolute beginners.

For the Love of Corsica
Man, do I want to get there…

Researchers track down Italy’s oldest wine
Seems like we’ve been getting drunk for longer than we thought.

How Wine Helped Change the History of the Printed Book
And you thought that news about writer’s block was recent?

Master Sommelier Doug Frost Says You Should Be Drinking Kansas Wines
Apparently the sweet ones are pretty good?

War of the Noses
Women may have a built-in advantage

The Bobby Stuckey Effect
Everyone loves Bobby. Me included.

In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate
How Piemonte deals with the rising temperatures

How a winery with ties to Jefferson still makes some of Virginia’s best
Dave McIntyre on Barboursville.

Hudson Valley Wine In Pursuit of Excellence
The country’s oldest wine region.

How N.J. wine became big business; what to know about a growing industry
Yes, New Jersey wine.

Winemaker Crushed to Death by Wine Press
Sad news

The wine disappears and a winery closes: Now it’s up to a judge to decide who’s at fault
The mystery goes to court.

New Project Yields Profound Wine
RJ Likes it!

We’re excited to announce the Wine Enthusiast Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017!
Some talented young folks, here.

How a Sommelier Plans the Wine for Her Own Wedding
All Italian, all the time, for her it seems.

Winemaker Admits Dumping Rival’s Wine
Something of a scandal.

Pay-to-Play Scandal Exposed
But this was probably just only in one state, right?

Best New Sommeliers of 2017
According to Wine and Spirits Magazine

Sake is Getting Sweeter
Blake Gray on recent trends in sake.

Corks fight back
Jancis Robinson visits DIAM.

Kalin Chardonnay: Genius in a Bottle, With a Nod to Pasteur
Dorothy Gaiter on one of the few remaining semi-secret wineries in California

Wine is big business in California but how big might surprise you
Some of the stats

Napa Wine Merchant Accused of Fraud in Client’s Lawsuit
Another high profile fraud case.

Master of wine vs Master sommelier: What’s the difference? – ask Decanter
Not just the pin on the lapel.