Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/24/17

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.


The Charm of Chenin Blanc from South Africa
Lauren Buzzeo makes the case.

Has a heatwave dented the California 2017 harvest?
As usual, the answer is, “it depends.”

Warning Signs in Pink
Mitch Frank spells doom

How the Bilbro Brothers Found Their Own Way in Sonoma
Three very different paths

Degas Sculptures Found to be Filled with Wine Corks
But of course they are

Jefford on Monday: The advent of AdVini
Andrew tastes the big guys

Promontory Shows Promise for Harlan
Blake Gray pays a visit

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Lopez de Heredia
James Lawrence has a tick list

Cabernet Franc: The Ideal Summer-Into-Fall Wine
Lettie Teague explores several faces of Franc

Destination: Porto
Gabriella Opaz on where to eat and drink in Porto

Gimme the full Leb
(Almost) Everything you wanted to know about Lebanese wine.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sulfites
More on sulfites

The Finger Lakes Producers That Have Captured Pascaline Lepeltier’s Attention
Loire lady weighs in on Finger Lakes Riesling.

How Jeff Grosset’s flair for riesling began with the discovery of terroir
Nice profile of an Australian benchmark.

The Top 40 African American Tastemakers (Under/Over) 40 — that ‘Wine Enthusiast’ Magazine Didn’t Mention
More diversity, please!

It’s Time to Go Beyond Beaujolais for Our Gamay Fix
Jon Bonn&eaute; explores the Roannaise.

Evan Lewandowski’s Unconventional Wines Are Turning Heads
California wines made in Utah.