Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/5/18

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.

Let’s stop pretending the white wine emoji movement is something it’s not
Yes, it’s a publicity stunt. But a good one.

We Don’t Need a White-Wine Emoji
Another opinion.

Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures
Women winemaker wine lists really aren’t enough???

Will Europe Embrace Hybrid Wine Grapes?
Only if they get really desperate.

What’s Next for Portuguese Wine?
A bright future.

Mislabeled vines cause stir among wineries
Graciano missing an “N” ?

Sommeliers’ Troubleshooting Tips for Challenging Wine Situations
The subtleties of service.

Mendocino wildfire explodes into raging monster nearly the size of Los Angeles
Horrifically big.

New Zealand wines and the question of age
Blame Savvy.

Argentina’s White Wines: A Double Opportunity
I would love to see Semillon take off there.

Eden Rift in Hollister, the vineyard that unearthed a hidden California history
How to resurrect a winery.

Rosé Opens the Door for Clairet
On the upswing.

Tim James: On Humorous Labels
Not enough humor in the wine business.

Why cheaper can be better
Jancis tackles Quality Price Ratio.

The complex and gorgeous Columbia Gorge produces a wide range of beautiful wines
Patrick Comiskey maps the terroir

Move Over Chardonnay: Is Picardan the Next Great White Wine?
Frances Dinkelspiel asks the question.

Family affairs v corporations
Jancis says keep it in the family.

Overturning the Monoclonal Status Quo
Great article by Katherine Cole.

What consumers want from wine producers
Besides tasty wines.

Second land invasion on Stellenbosch wine farm
When people move into your vineyards.