Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/8/18

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 New Jersey is Producing Some of the Best Wines in the East
Lenn Thompson crosses the Hudson.

Inside the Wine Cellar at Houston’s One Fifth
A nice profile.

Chaptalization: new labeling norms could force European winemakers to list sugar as an ingredient
Ingredient labeling is always scary for vintners.

Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county
An issue that is fraught.

Time for Chile to get Savvy
Blake Gray thinks Chilean San Blanc is under appreciated.

Women In Wine: Meet One Of France’s Prominent Female Winemakers
A simple profile.

One Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh.
A nice introduction to a key player in Pittsburgh’s wine scene.

Jefford on Monday: Savoie – the hunt for greatness
Andrew has been turning over pebbles.

The strange story of a global pharma company’s Silicon Valley winery
Not many people know who owns Ridge Vineyards.

The Sugar Paradox – One Lump or Two?
Do consumers have a sweet tooth? In America, yes.

What Does Minerality Mean When it Comes to Wine?
Ray Isle and the taste of rocks.

A Wine Guide to Margaret River in Western Australia
Ray Isle and Western Australia.

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards
Its all subjective, says Michael Austin.

Jancis Robinson on Riesling, wine’s great underdog
The most attended tasting she’s thrown, however.

Robert Haas, Wine Importer and California Vintner, Dies at 90
The NYT Obit.

High-Altitude Vineyards that are Changing Wine
A nice piece on some key examples.

Why Walla Walla, Washington Should be Your Next Wine Region Vacation
Vogue reports.

The Role ‘Wild’ Yeasts Play in Terroir Is Finally Being Recast
Jamie Goode digs in.