Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/1/18

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 You Should Be Paying Attention to Georgian Wine
First, because it’s tasty.

Taurasi: Italy’s Unsung Great Red Wine
Tom Hyland on Aglianico.

Jefford on Monday: The Chablis difference
Andrew makes excellent arguments for distinction.

Revellers get soaked in wine, all in the name of tradition
Drinking required before, and after, but not during

Rooftop vineyard brings local wine to New Yorkers
Just watch the mildew.

Heath Watch: NIH Shuts Down $110 Million Study on Alcohol and Health
We need more research, just not custom designed by the industry.

French police seize 10 Chinese-owned vineyards in Bordeaux
Ruh roh.

France’s 2018 growing season so far
Wet wet wet.

Mosel bridge – a progress report
The thing no one wanted.

An existential crisis for Bordeaux en primeur

A Journey to the Heart of Mexican Wine
The wine of Chihuahua.

Bordeaux wine: the 2017 vintage and the ‘curse of the sevens’
Smaller supplies than usual.

Wine Retailers Win in New York
Good news from NY.

Think you know New Zealand wine? Think again, says Elin McCoy
Elin tackles the ever changing landscape.

A Fresh Start for the Loire’s Muscadet
But it’s always been… fresh.

This Escape Room In A Winery Lets You Drink More Wine Every Time You Solve A Major Clue
Rather a clever idea.

The Wine Destination Only the Pros Know
Lettie goes to Germany.

Australia’s Oldest Wine Region Is One of Its Best-kept Secrets
Ray Isle goes a-Hunting

The Sommelier Stars of Los Angeles
Matt Kettmann keeps us current.

The Aligote Defense Rests
Eric Asimov finds something people love to hate.