Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/12/17

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.

Demand Strong for Flash Wine Treatment After Fires
A lot of people are going to say “better safe than sorry.”

Arabian Whites: Promoting Wine in the Middle East

Anson: Reprieve for creator of long-lost Bordeaux wine
Jane Anson interviews the man at the centre of one of Bordeaux wine’s more controversial stories.

The Improbable New Wine Countries That Climate Change is Creating
This is just the warm up act.

After Fires, California Wine Country Wants Tourists Back
Yes, please.

Saving the World with Smith Haut Lafitte
This Bordeaux producer is cleaning up its act.

Albania’s wine renaissance
Need to try me some of this stuff.

Jefford on Monday: The good and the right
Get out of your comfort zone, says Andrew.

The cult of natural wine – ‘this is like punk or acid house’
The Guardian discovers natural wine.

Peace, Love and Amarone?
All’s well that ends well?

Burglar stole expensive wine by putting bottles down his pants, police say
Not so easy to do…

Fraudster’s Wines for Sale
A fool and his money are soon parted.

Alberto Tasca: Indigenous Grape Varieties Will Drive Sicily’s Wine Revolution
As they should.

Men and women don’t actually have different taste in wine
Blake discusses a recent research paper.

Do men and women taste differently?
And Robert Joseph offers the counterpoint.

The deep roots of terroir
Not the roots, the bugs.

North Coast winemakers clear the air on ‘smoke taint’
The jury is still out.

Wine From Prehistoric Georgia With an 8,000-Year-Old Vintage
This is the story of the week.

Livermore wineries report bump in business after North Bay wildfires
People really are avoiding Napa and Sonoma.

Three steps to sustainable Californian wine
How it gets done

Why You Should Start Paying Attention to English Sparkling Wine
Because they’re good.

AOC Ventoux Wines: The Englishman Who Sparked A Renaissance in Quality
The first non-coop estate.

Sonoma Tasting Room Battle Heats Up
Liza B. Zimmerman finds rumblings of discontent.

What the Clos de Tart sale means for the future of Burgundy
Tim offers his thoughts.

Ted Hall’s Fight to Save His Napa Winery From Wildfires
Heroic efforts on behalf of the firefighters.

Rapid Test Identifies Wildfire Taint in Wine Grapes
Something many are thinking about.

The Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Ever Sold Is a $350,000 California Cabernet Sauvignon
Well, there’s a new trivia night answer for you….

Made in Serbia
Serbian wine is a thing.

Ups, downs and naturalistas in Burgundy
Jancis reads the tea leaves.

Wine writing is drowning
Not waving, but drowning.

Can new winemaker fix Wine Country’s ‘Napathy’ problem?
Or more specifically a younger winery owner?

Kosta Browne reverses course on its lush, ripe Pinot Noir style
But not really.

Your Guide to the Other California Cabernet
Punch picks a few.