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


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.

Feds shut down controversial Elouan wine labels
Sorry, Joe.

What’s Next for Santa Barbara Wine?
Growing up.

Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers
All these and Bolivia, too.

Trump, Macron and Making Wine Great Again
Trump’s complaints are of his own making.

Marcus Ford: Chinese Drinkers Are Paying More For Wines
This is a good thing.

Things are hotting up in Burgundy
Everyone is feeling warm under the collar.

Cecilia Muldoon – a driving force
Renaissance Woman.

Wineries Run Afoul of Obscure Law
Not so easy to be compliant.

The Quiet Return of Beaujolais Nouveau
Did someone want it back?

Falling consumption among young people will affect industry warns wine writer Michael Cooper
We all need to do our part.

Have we reached the end of wine criticism?
Only if consumers no longer need guidance.

Fear Not, Wine Criticism Lives
Tom responds to “The end of wine criticism”

Trump, tariffs, and trade barriers to U.S. wine in France: the real facts
Blake rounds up the details.

Record-breaking cold snap wipes out vineyards in WA’s south
Heavy frost.

Pascaline Lepeltier Sweeps Somm Competition
So well deserved.

Are Napa Valley growers smart to rely so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon?
Economics vs. diversity.

What Would Be Your Goodbye Wine?
Mark Oldman says goodbye to a friend.

Nebbiolo – The King of Piedmont’s Wine Grapes
Tom Hyland pens a primer.

A Refugee’s Quest to Make Wine in Syria
Fun story.