Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/11/18

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.

Tim James: Carinus and the Way Forward for Cape Wine
A case study in progress, says Tim.

The Personality of Cru Beaujolais, From Elegant to Profound
Roger Voss likes Gamay.

Comment: The rise of natural wine
Elin McCoy talks natural wine in Decanter.

Is Spain Europe’s Most Gratifying Place to Eat and Drink?
Matt Kramer moves to Spain for three months.

Does Napa Need to Choose Between Grapevines and Oak Trees?
The fire that Jim Conaway is stoking.

Rich People Are Ruining Wine
Jim Conaway gets a byline to press his argument.

In France, is wine still a national treasure? Or is it a health risk?
The anti-alcohol lobby strikes again.

Why This Master of Wine Moved from Napa to the Finger Lakes
Jonathan Cristaldi interviews Nova Cadamatre.

Steve Edmunds is the unsung hero of California wine
Great profile of a very undervalued winemaker.

‘Napa at Last Light,’ by James Conaway
A critical take on the book.

California Fruit Will ‘Die on the Vine’ After ICE Raids, Labor Warns
Communities under siege in California.

What Will the Wine Business Look Like in 2028?
Rob is always interesting to read.

History and Experimentation Unite North Carolina Winemakers
Bet you didn’t know North Carolina had 186 wineries….

This Berkeley Street Has Become a Natural Wine Oasis
The wine ghetto rises.

Forty Wines that Changed the Way We Drink
A very interesting list.

Natural Wines Come to Life on Central Coast
Hopefully with less dogma than usual.

Becoming a Master Sommelier was a necessity for Alpana Singh
A nice interview with Alpana.

Meet 10 Trailblazing Women Leading the Wine Industry Forward
A good list!

The Retailers Changing How We Buy Wine
Good selection

Everything You Think About Tannins is Probably Wrong
A primer of sorts.

Australia’s Been Hiding the Beachy Wine Region of Your Dreams
Oh yes. It’s just a bear to get to.

The Battle Is On for the Soul–and Future–of Napa Wine Country
Elin McCoy reviews Jim Conaway’s book.

Your Next Hotel Room Might Have Wine On Tap
Sign me up.

Nicky Hahn, Central Coast wine pioneer, dies at 81
Seems like we lose a pioneer every month or two these days.

Anson: Making Bordeaux at ‘the end of the world’
By an Australian, no less.

Where Do Wines Come From? The Wine Factory
Kelly Hayes visits.

Bubbles, With Joy: Petillant Naturel’s Triumphant Return
Eric Asimov is a fan.