Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/24/18

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.

Jancis Robinson on the new wave of champagne growers
Be organic and don’t wear a suit, says Jancis.

The man who turned underdog grapes into Virginia’s star wines
Dave McIntyre remembers Dennis Horton.

Having Your Wine and Drinking It
Christie Canterbury tries out a new device and is surprisingly kind to the thing.

How long can wine bloggers keep it up?
David Morrison does some analysis on the Australian wine blogging scene.

With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines
Not a surprise.

The ‘junket’ that saved Napa Valley’s wine industry
A chance meeting builds a crucial relationship.

California wine’s sustainability dilemma
Esther Mobley on the color green.

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Things are getting nasty in Willamette.

Score Settling
Peter Pharos on the true legacy of Parker

The Gnarled History of Los Angeles’s Vineyards
The City of Vines illustrated with some excellent maps

Wine – A Way Of Life – book review
Tam reads through Spurrier’s memoir.

Burgundy Legend’s Indian Adventure
Blake Gray reports on the latest Boisset venture.

The Napa Valley Wine Industry Has A Big Problem On Its Hands
Tom Wark has much of it right.

Napa’s Measure C Is Dead; the War Over Hillside Vineyards Has Just Begun
Wine Spectator wraps it up.

Embracing Smoke Taint as an Expression of Terroir
Working with what you got, I suppose.