Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/7/18


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.

How the Trinchero Family Built a Wine Empire
One step at a time.

Months after Wine Country fires, damaged vineyards face uncertainty
They may have burned, but did they die? Hard to say yet.

How Sound Affects Taste–and How to Design Around It
Yes, it changes your perception.

Experimentation in the Finger Lakes: Nancy Irelan of Red Tail Ridge
Christopher Barnes interviews.

Celebrating the Life of Jean-Luc Le Dû
I didn’t know him, but many said great things.

Seven Ways the Wine World Will Change in 2018
Elin McCoy prognosticates

Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The Founders
Bits about many of the key players

Is a conservative boycott of California wines a real threat?
Hardly.

PODCAST: Andrew Jefford on the Languedoc-Roussillon
Not so much reading as listening… but. 

NYC Wine Sommelier who defied the odds pays it forward to those in need
Yannick Benjamin profiled.

The Winemakers Reinventing Crete’s Wine Scene
Gotta get there!

How To Buy & Invest In Wine Like A Seasoned Wine Importer: A Juicy Conversation With Martine Saunier
A detailed interview.

How to make the most of a wine vacation
Basic guidance

How Ashes & Diamonds Winery Is Changing the Napa Valley Vibe
Vogue does wine tourism

Does Wine Taste Different At 30,000 Feet?
No, you do.

The battle over To Kalon continues as Constellation abandons trademark push
Esther Mobley continues her coverage of the To Kalon saga.

Drinking Wine Like Aldo Sohm, the Best Sommelier in the World
Sound bites from Aldo

7 reasons why you should visit Argentina’s wine regions
The other six reasons are some variation of “stunning”

Jefford on Monday: Trouble with bottles
Andrew explores the alternatives to glass

Burgundy 2016 – good news and bad
Jancis writes about a looming Burgundy shortage

Minnesota’s Young Wine Scene is Growing Strong
Lenn Thompson reports