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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/7/18

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.

New Research Study Highlights Motivational Differences of Wine Consumers by Generation
Do you drink to relax or to socialize? Yes.

The Promise and Peril of Mexico’s Wine Revolution
Too big, too fast?

The Sommelier Finds Room to Breathe
The unsustainable career.

Sicily is the Undiscovered Terroir for Syrah
So says one winemaker.

Pinot Noir’s Sleeping Giant
Oh yes, the Germans are coming.

Does Bordeaux Even Want to Change?
Mostly? No.

Thieves Strip Vineyard Bare of Grapes
Taking brazen to a new level. They used a machine.

One of France’s top wine chateaus embroiled in inquiry into ‘rigged’ St Emilion rankings
The endless controversy.

Latina Winegrowers From Sonoma Featured In New Documentary
The Robledo family.

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards
The next generation of critter wines.

Biodynamics Goes Big
Big business.

Israel: New World Wines With a Bordeaux Connection
Solid wines from Israel.

Three California Vintners Crafting Wine with the Future in Mind
Sara Schneider talks about succession.

Which Comes First? The Wine Or The Cheese?
Easy question.

One year after the fires, Wine Country is still healing

The life of a wine grape, from vine to barrel
Esther Mobley hangs out with Ted Lemon.

Wineries, vineyards clash over how to handle grapes affected by wildfire smoke
An ongoing conversation.

A year after Wine Country fires, three devastated wineries begin ‘rebirth over ruins’
Slowly but surely.

In British Columbia, a burgeoning wine region that’s showing its muscle
Dave McIntyre goes to the Okanagan

French Wine’s Hybrid Dilemma
Genetic engineering or climate change, the rock and the hard place.

Lebanon wines bring villages back to life and emigrants home
I’d argue with the claim that Lebanese wine lacks distinctiveness.

Catching up With Sting on his Italian Wines
Under the Tuscan (Invisible) Sun

Subjectivity in Wine Appreciation
A very interesting read.

P!nk’s Personal Peace
More on Moore’s wine.

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