Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/3/18


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.

Unearthing Portugal’s Wine of the Dead, a Relic From the Napoleonic Wars
Bring out yer dead.

Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley
A banner year of bidding.

Why You Should Be Excited About Port Wine
Elin McCoy says 2016 is all that.

In a Northern Italian Wine Region, Raising a Glass with Less Fuss
New retail concepts in Italy.

From Campania’s Volcanic Soils, Whites in Multiple Colors
Schooling America on Fiano.

The rise of the Red Hills of Lake County
California’s volcanic wines.

A Great Washington Cabernet from … a Napa Producer?
Duckhorn expands beyond Napa.

Winery Lawyers Up Over Fake Reviews
The fraught future we all live in.

Japanese scientists develop new ‘wood wine’
I’ll try anything once.

The Wine from This Vineyard is Unlike Any Other in Napa
Sara Schneider visits Promontory.

Jefford on Monday: “Fine, fresh wines”
Andrew takes a beach vacation in Chateauneuf.

The Rebellious French Village Making Wine Banned by the E.U.
Traditions die hard.

California Domestic Wine Revenue Successfully Endured A Decade Of Retail Flatness
Resilient, but let’s see what happens with the trade war.

The Challenges and Rewards of Making Petit Verdot
Many on both sides.

In Vino Veritas
Dave McIntyre is searching for truth in every bottle.

Violent Storms Batter Heart of the Douro
A month’s worth of rain in a day.

Vintners Find a Place for Pinot in Paso
The magic of microclimates.

A Star of the Wine World Shines in Charlottesville
A nice profile of Erin Scala.

Your Next Glass of Wine Might Be a Fake–and You’ll Love It
Bruce Schoenfeld doesn’t say what HE thinks about the wines.

What have wine critics ever done for us?
Very little.