Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/9/18

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.

Owners of Virginia winery stunned after overnight thief snags almost entire grape harvest

Could marijuana give wine a run for its money?
More like a very slow stroll.

In Their Own Words, This Is How Seven Professional Wine Writers and Critics Go About Rating a Bottle
Nice piece by Jonathan Cristaldi.

Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49
A tragic loss at such an early age.

Jane Anson: The wine maps making waves in Bordeaux
I love it that maps are now cool.

For Pinot Noir, Put Anderson Valley Among California’s Best
Eric Asimov tastes his way through the valley.

Martinelli Winery family buys Sonoma Coast vineyards
Big dollars, big ranch. Keeping it in the family.

Grapes Galore
A peek into the current state in Idaho

Stony Hill Vineyard: A Toast to a Napa Valley Pioneer, With a Glass of Pinpoint Chardonnay
Dottie and John remember Stony Hill.

Canadian winemakers take over the world
And why not, eh? A couple of profiles.

Tough Challenges in the Wine Industry
Paul Mabray discusses.

An American Winemaker in Burgundy
Vicki Denig interviews Chris Santini

The Evolution of California Chenin Blanc
An explosion, not an evolution.

Keeping the family wine business is often hard
Fascinating data.