Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/22/18


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.

Green Measure Makes Napa See Red
The teeth (and claws and knives) have come out.

Anthony Gismondi: A turning point for B.C. wine
BC gets appellations.

Burgundy finds new ways to tackle disease
Robert Joseph reports on new ideas.

The urgent need to embrace new varieties
One word: Global warming 😉

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW on Being Female in the Old Boys Club
A very poorly written article that lets us know Lisa’s been in the biz for more than 30 decades! Wow, she’s old.

An Academic Foray Into Complexity in Wine: An Analysis of Language
Interesting study

Studying Wine Science in Paradise
A somm heads Down Under

Red Champagne, France’s Best Kept Secret
Well, it’s certainly little known.

Napa winery Heitz sold to Arkansas agriculture giant
Another pioneer cashes in.

Sake, Wine, and the Theoretical Physicist Who Brings Them Together
Interesting and entrepreneurial gal.

Delving Into a Mission-Driven Wine List
One of San Francisco’s gems.    

The New Sparkling Wines of the Northeast
Intriguing. But are they any good?

Why Hyperfocused Wine Clubs Are on the Rise
Because ALL wine clubs are on the rise, and most of them suck.

Global wine output sinks to a 60-year low
The cheapest wines might get more expensive.

Rías Baixas, Spain’s Undercover Paradise for Wine Lovers
Yum!

Going 10 Rounds With Sommelier June Rodil
Super interesting lady.

Views from a New Mexico producer: Gruet Winery
An interview with Gruet

Do Wine Consumer Preferences Change Over Time? New Research Study Provides Some Answers
The answer is yes.

Why Women Are Leading The Growing Natural Wine Movement
Fast Company’s perspective.

On the far Sonoma coast, distinctive Cabernet comes from an unlikely vineyard
Esther Mobley tells the story of one of California’s most interesting plantings

The Bugs that Give Wine Its Flavor
Microbes are everything

Vinitaly 2018 – Impressions and Epiphanies
Alfonso Cevola returns to old stomping grounds.

Napa wine legend Heitz sells to Arkansas billionaire Gaylon Lawrence Jr.
It’s that time, when generational change means sale or succession.

Sedona for Serenity, Spas and Now Syrahs
Yes, indeed!

Wine grapes from the Biblical era resurface in a Palestinian fruit market
Blake Gray does a little archeology, so to speak.