Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/26/17

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.

Tavel: The Fourth Wine
Meg Maker on classy rosé.

Netherlands Poised to Gain First PDO Wine Region
Dutch wine!

Jefford on Monday: La Livinière and the lion race
Andrew Jefford backs the dark horse.

Wine-making At the Foot of Snow-covered Kazakh Mountains
Very pretty.

Giving the Champagne Flute Some Well-Deserved Love and Support
Jameson Fink likes an underdog.

Competitors Circle Amazon’s Wine Business
Liza Zimmerman reports.

Where Burgundy meets New Zealand
Elaine Brown reports on an unusual collaboration.

Time to learn Portuguese?
Jancis does her best.

Luigi Veronelli: The Italian Wine Journalist Who Fought for Passion
Catherine Todd gets to spend an evening “with” Luigi Veronelli

Wine Country Still Hurting After Fires
A long road ahead.

What Hugh saw in California
Hugh Johnson visits after the fires.

Calm down, dear
Sarah Abbott talks gender

How does a 1918 Lafite hold up in 2017? We found out in a wine tasting at UH
Lucky people get to taste old wines.

Why Zinfandel Lovers Should Head to Croatia
Not just for the wine.

Online wine auctions become $50m market
Ella Lister on the changing auction market.

En primeur wine futures system loses authority
Prices can’t go up forever.

How to digitally downsize your wine cellar
“Excess wine” — definitely a first world problem

California winemakers face life after fires
A report from a British point of view

How High Elevation Wines are Taking Spain to New Heights
Some surprising wines in here for sure.

Switzerland: Your Unexpected Next Wine Destination
Says Vogue.

Wine-loving Edina software geek wants to help you create ‘great memories’
iPad wine list guy talks to Bill Ward.

For Savennieres, Age Comes With Benefits
Eric Asimov puts Americans through the challenges of Savennieres.

Goblet of fire: how spat-out wine is being turned into spirits
Distilled from….spit?

Australian Wine That’s Crazier Than a Coconut
Rootstock is where it’s at.

Different kinds of alcohol might make you feel different emotions
This is the viral news story of the week.

Sales of dry sherry soar as hipster generation drives revival
But still good news.

Fine Wine Might Be One of the Safest Investments for Your Money
Read the caveat emptor bit at the bottom before you buy.

Hungary’s wine scene a hidden gem
Yes indeed!

New Translation of Medieval Arab Poetry in Praise of Wine to be Released
The world needs more poetry about the world’s most poetic drink.

How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive
A modern business story.

Anson: Fifty shades of green – Wine’s big new debate?
Everyone wants the sustainable label, for myriad reasons, some good, some bad.

Colorado Wine Lovers Have A New Hero: The State’s First Master Of Wine
And another great woman joining the ranks.

After The Worst Fire In 40 Years, Wine Still Flows In Napa Valley
Business as usual. Please visit.

Selling Your Italian Wine to the US Market – My 15 Minute Talk
This man knows of what he speaks after 40 years.