Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/25/18


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.

California wildfires: What fires are burning now and where are they?
Containment thanks to rains and heroic work.

US wine drinkers defined in six segments
Watch out for the social newbies.

China Busts US$14.4 Million Worth of Fake Wines
Penfolds leads the portfolio.

The Management Genius of Andy Fortgang
A profile of a force in the industry.

Wine.com Gets Huge Cash Injection
The amount of cash invested over the lifetime of this business is staggering.

Joe Wagner Ordered to Change His Oregon Wine Labels
The government decides Oregon is correct.

Nanni Copè: One Of Italy’s Greatest And Least Known Wine Producers
Tom Hyland ferrets out hidden gems.

Pheasant’s Tears: Preserving Georgia’s wine tradition
Melinda Joe talks rkatsiteli.

Majestic stockpiles wine ahead of Brexit as profits drain
$10M of wine bought in advance of leaving the EU.

China Launches its Own Wine Rating System
But they’re not explaining how it works.

The City Of Beaune Is A Base For Exploring Burgundy Wines
Tom Mullen offers a guided tour.

How Hard Do Sommeliers Hustle?
Let’s just say they get their steps in.

Napa’s Old-School, Old-Vine Nonconformist
Wine Spectator “discovers” Cathy Corison after a decade of dissing her wines.

Jesus Guillen: Oregon wine community loses one of its brightest stars
Far too early.

Harvard Spent $100 Million on Vineyards. Now It’s Fighting With the Neighbors
Oops.

Is Less Really More for Wine Labels?
Dont fetishize terroir.

Could the Finger Lakes be the next Napa Valley for whites?
One can dream.

The smallest global wine production for 55 years?
David Morrison looks at the data.

The California nouveau wine craze shows no signs of slowing
Glug, glug.