Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/10/17


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.

Trends in Eastern Winemaking
A few of the fresh faces on the East Coast

Richard Siddle: I’m going out for an experience, I might be some time…
Experiential marketing in the wine industry is the future

All you ever wanted to know about global wine markets
Like stats?

Fakers Not Makers and The Return of Philip James
Some people don’t know when to quit

Petaluma Gap Breaks DC Logjam
Blake Gray reports on progress made.

Calling time on the Champagne flute
Seemingly to be replaced by the Champagne “blimp”?

Four new appellations proposed for Washington
Sean Sullivan has the lowdown

Here’s Why Underdog Lodi Grapes Are Challenging the Status Quo
Jim Gordon dips his pen in Cinsault.

Loire 2017 harvest shows early promise
One man’s report….

Weed Wine is Here
The best way to pass out in style.

Liquid Diet: What a Sommelier Drinks Before a Marathon
Not to spoil it but… Grand Cru.

Flop-Flip in Provence
The kind of wine story we never hear about.

Italian Vermouth Is Having a Moment
It started as wine….

Jefford on Monday: Montsant – silence and beyond
Andrew Jefford heads south in Spain

New Mexico’s Magnificent Seven
Blake Gray talks and tastes Gruet.

Beware Of This “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” Scam
It’s back. But you would know better, wouldn’t you?

[South African] Wine industry braces for effects of drought
Third year in a row.

Traveling Back in Time With Nebbiolo
Now that is one heck of a tasting event.

Anson: Why these top Oregon winery owners want a piece of Santenay
Jane tastes some and answers her own question.

On the wine frontier
Of Colorado.

Wines That Resound in Memory
Eric Asimov’s end-of-year roundup is juicy, as usual.

This Technology Is Transforming A Quiet Italian Wine Region Into A Destination Jewel
Can an app bring tourists to Abruzzo?

Can Champagne ‘Bubble Acoustics’ Be Used to Measure Wine Quality?
Don’t just drink your Champagne. Listen to it.

Northern California fire damage claims rise to unprecedented $9 billion
Ouch.

Behold Salvador Dali’s Recently Republished Wine Bible
We got your weeping kittens right here in the glass.

Why Crus Du Beaujolais Wines Deserve Renewed Attention
Couldn’t agree more.

Updated: Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California
So far, so good. But everyone’s nervous.

Sonoma Wine Legend Davis Bynum Dies at 92
A good life, long lived.

Extreme natural cork failings
41% is outrageously hard to believe. Or just outrageous.

Getting to Know Chasselas
Amanda Barnes writes a primer

How Millennials Are Changing the Wine-Selling Game
Yes, another article about Millennials.

Fire Damage Becoming Clear
Even as more of California burns.

Fake Moet Hennessy Cotes du Rhone Busted in China
The fakes are getting cheaper

The Wine Moments that Defined 2017
According to 5 wine writers

Lawsuits Take Aim at Interstate Shipping
Burn it down!

Does Wine Region Conjunctive Labeling Really Work? The Case of Sonoma County
The answer, it turns out, is yes.

So It’s Subjective. So What?
Matt Kramer says watch out for the slab of concrete.