Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/4/18

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.

At Home and At Work in Wine Country
A report from Elaine Brown on the folks who do the hard work in wine country

Neil Martin’s Goodbye Letter to the Wine Advocate
A nice read

Women Reshape Argentina’s Macho Winemaking
The pleasant decline of “hypermasculinity” in sommelier ranks

Black South African winemaker shakes up industry
A pioneer continues her work

The Science of Orange Wines
Paul Adams talks about how little we really know

Wrath about grapes: critics angry after New Zealand winemaker uses Australian fruit
National pride vs . economics

Anson: Bordeaux counts cost of frost for 2017 vintage
A 40% crop reduction for starters

Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures
Elin McCoy on the threats to terroir

Academics Explain Terroir But Not Exactly The Way Wine Consumers Might Expect
Trade and politics, apparently

Those Days When The Kansas Prairie Had More Wine Cred Than Napa Valley
Head on back to 1850

Drink Up: New Study Concludes Wine Can Offset Dementia
Mental floss, indeed

Don’t Judge a Wine by the Grape on Its Label
Eric Asimov works his way around to Grenache

Wine Lovers: Relax, Study Suggests Calif. Grapevines Can Weather Searing Drought
If only mere survival were enough

Yes, Cork Taint is Still a Problem
Very true, in my experience.

Fair Play in El Dorado County is a wine secret ‘on the cusp of discovery’
Mike Dunne thinks so.