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.
Essential Online Wine Stats and Resources – 2018 Edition
Richard Hemming updates his excellent resource list.
Cool white wines from hot climates
Patrick Comiskey reports.
A Wine Billionaire Emerges in Bordeaux
The value of stewardship.
Get to Know Austria’s Wine Regions
The World’s Most Underrated Wine Regions
Jason Wilson writes in promotion of his new book.
The grape debate: Setting the record straight on natural wine
What Australian winemakers think.
Has wine gone bad?
Mainstream media repeating old saws, but a thorough look at the history of natural wine.
Brooklyn Winery Busted For Running ‘Dangerous’ Illegal Moonshine Operation: Authorities
Don’t mess with the NY Liquor board.
Exclusive: Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Leases Corton-Charlemagne Vineyard
More expensive (but good) Chardonnay coming.
Lessons From The California Fires: How Wine Country Should Plan For A Crisis
Liza Zimmerman has recommendations.
After a Fiery 2017, West Coast Winemakers are Adapting to a Changing Climate
Alan Goldfarb reports.
Why The Vines And Wines Of The Canary Islands Will Twist Your Head With Surprise
Because they’re good.
Jefford on Monday: Weighing up Gimblett Gravels
Progress, progress, progress, says Andrew.
Is Bordeaux’s reign as the king of wines over?
No, but it makes for nice headlines.
Koerner Rombauer, who popularized a rich style of Napa Chardonnay, dies at 83
Another Napa legend passes.
How Michael Mondavi’s Hard-Won Wine Collection Proved California Wine Ages Well
Oldies but goodies.
The Best Bordeaux May Well be in Walla Walla Valley
Well, Bordeaux-style, anyway.
The Last Postcard from Spain
What Matt drank.
Rotten Vintage Challenges Champagne’s Reserves
Tough times in Epernay.
A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine
A lovely portrait of Randall Grahm at this moment in his trajectory.
Get to Know Four Mother-Daughter Winemaking Teams
Happy Mother’s Day.
Anson: What drives people to make wine?
Noble reasons, apparently.
Makkas Winery reviving Cyprus’ fine wine traditions
I want me some Cypriot wine.
Cape Drought Makes South African Wine Pricier But Tastier
11% is a big price jump!
How to Judge a Wine Without Tasting It
Some people aren’t any fun.
Bottles of centuries-old wine could fetch $70K each at auction
Likely still drinkable.
Cleanup all but done on wreckage left by Wine Country wildfires
2.2 Million tons of debris.