Wine News: What I’m Reading the week of 5/13/18

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.

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
A primer.

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.