Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/29/18

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.

Napa County launches plan to help unite community after Measure C fight
The divide was a bitter one.

Understanding the Gems of Vinho Verde
A thorough primer.

A First Look at Germany’s Challenging 2017 Vintage
Fallout from frost.

How much should you care about food and wine pairings?
Only as much as you care to.

Stephen Colbert Made an Ad for ‘Slightly Radioactive’ Wine
Har har har.

Experts Confirm There Are No Concerns About California Wines Due to Fukushima
Just in case you were tempted towards hysteria.

Uncorking the history — and future — of wine through DNA
Old varieties might hold the key to climate tolerance.

Why Sylvaner Should Be Your New Summer Wine
Delicious stuff!

A Lesser Known Wine of Sicily Benefits From Globalization
Eric Asimov focuses on Frappato.

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments
Ah, good ‘ol ‘Merica.

Jancis toys with shades of pink.

Wine’s magic sauce
Vacation makes everything better.

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition
Cue the “eating popcorn, wide-eyed” meme…

Jefford on Monday: Torres and the existential struggle
Bringing diversity back to Spain.

The World’s Highest-Altitude Winery is Right Here in Colorado
10,000 feet and change.

50% of Champagne Roederer’s Estate Now Biodynamic
Leading the way.

Cathy Corison Leads by Example
She keeps going, the world comes around.

War of grape words breaks out between Italy and Australia
Tough when the name of the grape includes a place. Italy needs to back down, IMHO.

Bordeaux wines ravaged by fungal disease
Alarmist headline to be sure, but mildew is on the rise.