Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/17/18


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.

Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom in the Wine Business?
Because the wine industry is at least as sexist as everywhere else.

Not everything is rosy in the world of rosé wines
Everyone is getting into the game.

Marissa Ross Of Bon Appétit: The Sprudge Wine Interview
An interview with the comedienne turned wine commentator.

Why Is DRC the World’s Most Coveted Wine?
Tyler Colman tells the story.

French Winemakers Are Flocking to South Africa-Here’s Why
Cheaper than Burgundy for sure.

Drones showing their value in vineyards
Temperature variations tell an interesting story.

Winemakers and science combine forces in Tasmanian project to find key to better bubbly
Faster autolysis is the goal.

Prosecco Loses Some of its Sparkle
Maybe in the UK. It’s still going strong in America.

A New Conference Plans to Bring Women in Wine Together for a Positive Change
Sounds like a fine way to spend a Saturday.

Last Batch of Wine From Burgundy Producer Jayer Fetches $35 Million
Burgundy for big bucks.

Not all wines are vegan. Here’s how to find ones that are.
Dave McIntyre proves that it’s a long answer.

The White to Watch: Sémillon Comes into Its Own
Sara Schneider on the white dark horse.

Central Otago gaining global attention for its sake wine production – ‘It’s all hand-made’
Sake from NZ. You heard it here first.

Mastering Wine’s Toughest Challenge
Do you have what it takes?

Going Beyond Austria’s Grüner Veltliner
Austria has so much more.

Meet the 26-Year-Old Sommelier Behind Maude’s Coveted Wine Collection
A story of achievement.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales
AKA, how to avoid jail or fines if you’re selling wine.

Chardonnay, the Oregon Way
Eric Asimov on Oregon Chards.

An MBA in Wine Is a Shortcut Into the Booze Business
Elin McCoy pens something of a how-to guide.

Why Rosé Is the Best Wine to Drink on a Flight
Fruit, apparently.

Meet the Women Changing Argentina’s Wine Industry
A list of the ladies.

In Caves and Monasteries, Clues to Wine’s Startling History
Kevin Begos goes back to the roots

Lafite’s new chatelaine
Jancis talks Saskia.

Patrick Cappiello Shifts From the Floor to Wine Brokering
A superstar wants better life balance.

The Big Parkerization Lie
Methinks the lady doth protest too much. (But she does make a few good points).

Has Rosé Gone Too Far? Taste-Testing 10 New Pink Outrage
Elin McCoy takes one for the team.

The Why, When and How of Wine Blending
Sean Sullivan reports from Washington.

The 2018 Master of Wine exam papers
So you think you know wine?

Pleasing palate and pocket
Jancis on value.

What makes for a healthy, dynamic wine region?
Jamie Goode muses.

Smith: Portugal Needs to Raise its Wine Prices
This is probably true.

What’s all this rain doing to the 2018 vintage? It depends on where you are.
Dave McIntyre reports.

The Long Battle to Make Petaluma Gap California’s Newest Wine Region
Sara Schneider details the odyssey.

Magenetic Treatment Could be Used to Remove Off-flavours in Wine
Interesting science.

Examining the Fallout from Napa’s Measure C
What’s next?