Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/27/18


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.

The Evolution of Kelli White
R.H. Drexel offers a lovely profile.

How Wine and Spirits Professionals Can Better Protect Their Teeth
Or use Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste.

How To Run A Small Winery In 2018: Hire A Permanent Team
Changing times in the vineyard labor market

How to Get the Most Out of Your Sommelier
Marissa Ross interviews one

Abruzzo Is Making White Wine From Grapes You Don’t Yet Know
Tom Mullen on Fiano, Pecorino and others.

Grand Cru Wineries Offers an Affordable Lafite
But affordable is relative, especially in the Robb Report

The dangers of negativity
Jamie good says look on the bright side…

Latest Research on Wine Smoke Taint
Still inconclusive.

When terroir trumps quality
Jancis connects with Raj Parr and others on the taste of difference

The Long Green Mile – An Enduring Life in Italy
Alfonso pauses for a tasting note.

Hailstorms ravage French Bordeaux vineyards
The size of pigeon eggs reportedly…

Jefford on Monday: The scoring scene
Andrew is feeling the score overlord… er… overload.

Jura Wine Hits Record Price
Yes, but is it ready to drink?

Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain
Europe’s best kept secret of a wine region.

How to Taste Wine With a Large Group Like Civilized Human Beings
We really shouldn’t need these tips… but we do.

A Camel with Your Cabernet? Preview America’s Most Glamorous Wine Event
Elin McCoy runs down the offerings of the upcoming Auction Napa Valley.

Why You Should Be Drinking Weird Wines
Jason Wilson editorializes with his book as an excuse.

Why Ohio is The Midwest’s Next Wine Destination
In the Global Pinot Belt, apparently.

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays
Virginie Boone picks some good ones.

Why Israel Needs A New Map — For Wine
Arguments for AVAs growing.

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine
The land of rosé

Going 10 Rounds With Sommelier Josh MacGregor
Q&A with a star sommelier.

Inside Canada’s surprisingly bustling wine country
An overview of Okanagan

Why is star winemaker Tegan Passalacqua building a winery in Lodi?
Because he’s in love.

The Chinese Emperor Who Built A Lake of Wine and a Forest of Meat
Because who wouldn’t want a pleasure palace?

Sonoma’s Secret Elite Wine Region
Sara Schneider explores Fort Ross-Seaview