Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/25/18

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.

Orchestrating a new wine style
Some other people are catching on to Gemischter Satz.

In Pomerol, Wines of Grandeur From Modest Estates
Eric Asimov tells some great stories.

An unfortunate truth about wine
Robert Joseph calls it like he sees it.

Australian Winery Loses over $500,000 of Wine in Fire
Tragic loss of a great wine cellar.

How can producers secure zinfandel’s future? By looking to the past.
Heritage vines are the key.

Where wine and science meet
Jancis on the institutions.

Is Napa running out of land for vineyards?
Yep. On to Fairfield.

The Financial Realities Behind High-End Wine Pricing
Or some of them at least.

America’s Love Affair With Madeira Wine
Another dip into the history.

Burgundy Drives Global Demand for Fine Wine
Wine according to Barron’s.

Comment: Has wine quality improved?
Hugh Johnson says it depends on your taste.

Willamette Pioneer Winds Down
Harry Peterson-Nedry steps away from Chehalem.

Ten myths about the Chinese wine market
Who doesn’t love some myth bashing?

Stormclouds Gather over Champagne
The 2018 Deluge.

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle
Don Kavanagh talks with Dorothy Gaiter

California vineyards field a workforce of women
A really outstanding article from Esther Mobley

How Much Political Clout Does $107m Buy?
Liza Zimmerman on industry lobbying.

Sonoma County grape growers battle frost after early bud break
Chilly, chilly, chilly.

Oxford trumps Cambridge again, but next year…?
Not a fair fight this year. And tough wines.

Luigi Veronelli: “Lambrusco, the only wine of freedom.”
Someone digs up an old speech from Veronelli

The night I drank century-old champagne from a shipwreck
A pleasure I’ve never had, but aspire to.

Archie McLaren Passes Away
A central coast icon leaves us.

In praise of lighter vintages
Jancis says ageability isn’t everything.

Tracking Sarah Cabot’s Journey from Micro to Costco
Sellout or savvy professional?

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Expertise
Matt Kramer’s short manual.