Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/20/18


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.

California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks
Tariffs promise to hurt.

You’re not doing anything wrong when it comes to wine
Unless you’re not drinking it.

Man Jailed Over Collection of Nazi Wine
Because Hitler tastes lousy in any form.

Naked Wines And The Cult Of “Fake News”
Joe Roberts on some lousy marketing.

Interview: Managing Oxygen in Red Wine Making
Kelli White interviews some serious winemakers about O2.

Got several years and several million dollars? You probably still can’t plant a Napa Valley vineyard
For anyone with visions of owning a vineyard in Napa: a reality check.

Rioja embraces geography
Jancis on the new now in Rioja.

A Crowded Field Of Apps Battles To Deliver Wine Across The U.S.
Liza Zimmerman looks at the wine delivery business.

It’s Finally Time for Ageworthy American Syrah
Well, we’ve long had Dehlinger.

Tim James: On the Practical Difficulties of a Wine Connection
Especially in hot climates

Kayra: To Understand Turkish Wine You Must Ignore Existing Winemaking Conventions
A nice profile of Kayra

Wine doesn’t go with everything, and it shouldn’t have to
Very true.

Why Italy’s Volcanoes Matter To Its Wines
Some of its wines.