Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/10/18


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.

Wine Fraud’s Final Journey
Blake Gray pulls no punches.

Fine wine collector Hardy Rodenstock dies
And Decanter throws none.

Jefford on Monday: All change at Capion
Russia comes to the Languedoc.

Storing Wine on its Side is Nonsense, Says Scientist
Many of the things we thought we knew are wrong.

Official Report Blames PG&E Equipment for Many Wine Country Wildfires
Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

Please Don’t Drink Wine When You’re Sad
I’m not sure I would go this far, but Marissa does have a point.

Wine And Whines: Listening To Insect Booty Calls To Preserve Vineyards
Sexual confusion rules.

Carving an Entrepreneurial Path through the Wine Industry
Portrait of a mover and shaker.

Wine Talk: Wine Masters in Israel
We call them Masters of Wine. And they look funny in bunny suits.

Are ‘Corklins’ the Reason Wine Bottled with a Cork Tastes Different?
I don’t want to ruin the suspense for you, but, no.

Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels is on the Rise in Argentina and Chile
Because they often taste better. About damn time.

Are You a Wine Alpha or a Wine Beta?
Lettie Teague wants to classify wine lovers into two categories

A Journalist Is Taking Over One of Bordeaux’s Great Wine Empires
A 31-year-old journalist with an impressive resume.

A 150-Year-Old Wine and Its Descendants Reveal Their Secrets
Eric Asimov goes to the same dinners as Elin McCoy

An Interactive Rosé Mansion Is Opening In New York This Summer
Take THAT, Museum of Ice Cream.

Can (or Should) a Wine Be Life-Changing?
Alfonso Cevola on life and wine.

Their First Wine Developed a Cult Following: What’s Next?
The story of Alheit

How Producers are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots
Returning to clay.

The third Burgundy
It has sparkle.

Why Old Vines Really Matter
Matt Kramer says they are genetic vaults.

Why Bibimbap with Beaujolais Is the New Normal
Jon Bonné on new wine lists.