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

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.


Last Rites for Lodi’s old vine growths
An endangered species.

The Winery of the Future Looks Like Something Bruce Wayne Would Run
Palmaz is all about the fancy gadgets

Chateau Changyu: a growing taste for Chinese wine
Lawrence Osborne goes to China

NB the NV revolution
Jancis has Champagne AND clever titles

Napa Cabernet, Yellow Tail and the anchoring effect
Blake Gray is thinking fast and slow.

Lidl takes the low road
Tim Atkin don’t like grocery store wine

Loudoun wineries say thefts by customers are cutting into their profits
Keep those Riedels on chains.

Weather a Challenge for Italy’s Growers
Challenge is an understatement says Tom Hyland.

Wine Maven Kurniawan, Convicted of Fraud, Loses Bid for Freedom
And STAY there.

Rare Moments of Bipartisanship with the Congressional Wine Caucus
Humanity over a glass of wine.

Lost wine grape ‘Tardif’ may protect against climate change
Not lost any longer.

Back to the Future with Chilean Semillon
Rebecca Gibb on a niche wine.

The Oregon Trail
Eric Asimov goes deep into Oregon

North Coast grape growers scramble in rain aftermath to protect against rot
Heat then rain ain’t a good combo.

‘Last Straw’ for Lodi Grape Growers
Tough vintage for this appellation.

What Does the Future of California Wine Look Like?
Jon Bonné sees more than just a winery sale

Parker and the Pope – the Infallibility Fallacy
Except neither the Pope nor Parker would claim to be.

Winners revealed at Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2017
Talented writers and a great photographer!

What’s the role of emotion in the perception of wine?
Articles like this are why we love Jamie Goode

What We Know for Sure…
Matt Kramer tastes blind over lunch with educational results

A serious wine industry in Minnesota? You betcha — and it’s growing
Bill Ward gives us an update