Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/4/18


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.

Where You Can Taste Wine as Old as Grandma
A vist to Seppeltsfield

Exploring Ancient Alchemy and Remote Terrain to Find France’s Best-Kept Wine Secret
It’s such a sweet little town.

Winemaker Christian Moreau on Life in Chablis
He shut up and listened to the Boss.

Erasing Montepulciano confusion
About time!

Silicon Valley’s Backyard Wine Region Goes Digital
Clever, clever.

A Journey Into the Mind of a Wine Tourist: What Keeps Them Coming Back for More?
Becca digs into the research.

Wine Appreciation: connoisseurship or snobbery?
An excellent consideration.

Initial feedback from winegrowers on the Naïo weeding robot
The robots are coming.

Spätburgunder: Germany’s Answer to Burgundy
Good stuff.

Halter Ranch owner pledges $1 billion for conservation efforts
I read the editorial but didn’t know he was a winegrower.

Forget Appellations–Why Buyers Need to Focus on Etna’s Terroir
Etna is not one place, it is many.

Joe Wagner Responds
Turns out the wines are Willamette Valley fruit.

Napa vineyard worker dies after getting pulled into grape-picking machine
Tragic and sad.

Wine, Consumers and the Court
Tom talks turkey.

Languedoc Reports Promise of a Great Vintage After Fatal Flash Floods Strip Through Region
It can hardly be called a silver lining

Wine and Power, a Palimpsest for Armistice Day
Musing by Kenneth.

The Natural Wine Revolution
Oliver Styles says revolution but seems to mean evolution.

E&J Gallo Continues its Push on Premium
And Marijuana might be right around the corner.

Did you hear that 2018 has been a terrible year for winemakers? Don’t believe it.
There’s always a different perspective on any vintage.

Bordeaux 2018 – all came right in the end
Started as a nail-biter, finished with a sigh.

Nyetimber 1086 – another English triumph
Jancis likes what she tastes.

How Millennials Made the Modern Somm
So claims a millennial. Ugh.

Acquerello’s Italian wine list is old-school, expensive — and essential
A lovely profile of a San Francisco gem.

The Trouble with Cellaring Wine
Yes, but people should do it anyway.

Wineries Seek Exclusive Appellations
Who wants their own appellation?

Cahors Takes Top Spot in Global Malbec Tasting
Cahors rising.