Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/30/18


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.

Michigan’s Protectionist Wine Shipping Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Court
Woo hoo!

Oregon winegrowers fight to unravel California winery’s tangled web of labels
Bad press for Wagner continues.

The Messy Business of Additives in Wine
The metaphor of a wayward dog…

Pascaline Lepeltier Reveals Her Tactics for Mastering Tasting
Go Pascaline, go!

Could the Supreme Court Strike Down Bans on Wine Retailer Direct Shipping?
Spectator’s take.

Is an imitation wine better than a fake?
Yes, but Christy, have you tasted them?

Defining Virginia’s Signature Wine Style
Anyone betting on Petite Manseng?

Granholm 2!
Exciting.

Rising American Wine Regions to Know
Up and comers.

The Next Frontier for Hypebeast Culture Is… Natural Wine?
What kind of winemaker dresses like that?

Ribeiro Rising: How One of the Oldest Wine Regions of Spain is Making Its Comeback
Old school spain.

Wine Industry Faces Changing Market, Economy
Zinfandel falls out of favor.

Asia’s Top Sommelier Crushes It With Fitness And Alcohol
An interview with Yvonne Cheung.

Sonoma City Council left with sour taste over tasting-room embargo
Letting perfect be the enemy of the good.

China’s Wine Industry Gets Serious
For now the government wants it to happen.

Court Battle Crucial for Interstate Wine Shipping
Some of us are gleefully watching.

Biodynamic wine and the Hogwarts school of viticulture
Jancis Robinson looks critically at BD.

Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now
Quality improving.

Technology is changing the wine industry, from the vine to the glass.
Listen to the Boss.

Morgon, in All Its Gorgeous Complexity
Eric Asimov likes being Cru-ed.

Using lasers to protect Idaho wine grapes? The idea is being tested, and yes, it’s working
Yes, but do they have sharks?

The Perverse Pleasure of a Truly Bad Bottle of Wine
Casting aspersions is fun.

Who’s snapping up SA’s bargain wine farms?
Outsiders.

Bubbling Brew
The Oregon sparkling revolution

Behind the wine, vineyard managers work the fields to shape the vintages
The farmers of Long Island

The pop star who found a new stage
Pink is serious about wine. She ain’t making rosé

How Two Buck Chuck made wine less douchey
The millennial view.