Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of December 31, 2017

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.

Women and the Wine Industry
Karen MacNeil FTW.

Do Celebrity Wines Sell?
Yes, but if you want to learn more, read this.

Embrace the Wine Critic — They Matter
Tom Wark follows up on Jamie Goode’s article.

The Mystery of the Missing Wine Faults
Oliver Styles wonders why tasting notes don’t include wet band-aid.

The When and Why of Amontillado
And the crowd goes… silent?

Jefford on Monday: Wineism – towards a political philosophy of wine
I’ll vote for that platform.

The Hidden (Affordable!) Gems of Burgundy
Food and Wine recommends…

Terroir Alert! Champagne Is Expanding and Tempers Are Popping
More bubbly.

If You Do Anything in 2018
Matt Kramer recommends you drink this… book.

SF Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year
I heartily applaud this one.

Winemakers to watch
The SF Chronicle picks this year are great

The Devastator: Phylloxera Vastatrix & The Remaking of the World of Wine
Kelli White on one of the natural forces that has changed the wine world.

Will Natural Wine Make It in the Mainstream?
Nice conversation, but it ended before it really got going.

Getting to Know Cava’s New Category
Amanda Barnes pauses in her journey to explore Cava.

China Gets Its Wine On
The excitement is palpable

How to Make the Most of a Trip to Wine Country
Simplistic advice, but a good start.

The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
I tend to agree.

7 Wine Resolutions for a Better 2018
Not so much resolutions as “don’t make my mistakes.”

9 resolutions to take you deeper into wine in 2018
Generally good advice.

Prominent New York Wine Merchant and Sommelier Dies Suddenly
Tragic loss.

17 Wine Resolutions for 2017 from Top Sommeliers
A few good ones in here.

To Oak or Not to Oak; Exploring the Wonders of Chablis
A primer.

Somms Spill on Nights from Hell
Oh Saber Bomb.

These 12 wines are the best bargains of 2017: They’re cheap without tasting like it
Dave McIntyre recommends.

Powering Forward
A great profile of an amazing guy.

L.A. wine pros share a few Champagne and sparkling wine picks for New Year’s Eve
OK, so a but late for NYE, but enjoy anyway.