Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/3/17

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.


Is It Time for Pet-Nat to Grow Up?
Yes, please.

Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Winegrowing
Advice from those in process

Navigating France’s Recent Hard-Hit Vintages
Jim Budd offers advice

Thieves Infiltrated the Paris Catacombs to Steal $300,000 of Wine
Wine continues to be a top target.

Sommeliers are not the new rock stars of food and drink, they’re the new DJs
I agree with the metaphor.

France’s shrunken 2017 vintage – 10 considerations
Small has its advantages.

Retsina’s grapes find an artisanal use
The secret life of Savatiano

Petillant naturel, oxidised wines, skin contact — demystifying new wine terms
A glossary of sorts

Vintage Champagne: a Dying Breed?
James Lawrence says the lack of knowledge means a lack of demand.

Can wine be damaged when submerged in stormwaters?
A question many will be asking in Texas.

So, What Exactly Is Natural Wine?
Bon Appetite asks and answers.

Sake Is Finding A New Audience In Wine Lovers — Here’s Why
Jeannie Cho Lee does a Sake 101.

Moving On | Pascaline Lepeltier Interviewed by Jane Gladstone
Jane Gladstone checks in with one of New York’s most visible sommeliers.

Inside 2017 California wine harvest: Grapes look great, labor crisis looms
Esther Mobley on the 2017 harvest.

Godello, a Case Study in the Character of Wine
Mysterious, some found