Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/2/18

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.

Can balanced Burgundy survive in a warming world?
Alcohols creep higher.

Anson: Why slow fermentation pays off
Jane visits Arista.

Confessions of a Rookie Wine Judge
Mike Veseth goes to Romania.

A New Era for U.S. Wine-Labeling Laws
Katherine Cole sums up the issues.

You Can Teach an Old-Vine Grape New Tricks
Just don’t use an “e.”

Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates
They’re adapted already.

Cheval Blanc co-owner Albert Frère dies

Italian Fashion Mogul and Vintner Is Under House Arrest
But not for wine crimes.

Best Wine Regions to Visit in 2019
Some good ones here.

The questions about Joe Wagner’s Oregon wine label scandal that nobody is asking
Esther Mobley asks and answers.

What’s In Your Cellar? Counterfeit Wines Are A Multi-Billion Dollar Problem
An interview with Maureen Downey

Court Decision Crucial for Wine Shipping
The momentum increases.

Is Copper Safe for Wine?
Safe is relative.

The Best Wine Books of 2018
Eric reads them all so we don’t have to.

2018 American Wine Writer Survey
Very, very interesting.

Ripeness (part 1)
Jamie Goode digs deep, as usual.

The Company That Promised Us Synthetic Wine Is Now Making Synthetic Whiskey
The emperor has no terpenes.

The State of Natural Wine in Flyover Country
Alfonso investigates.

Book Review: The New Vignerons: A New Generation of Spanish Wine Growers by Luis Gutiérrez
A recommended title.

Wine Insurance: A Primer
What wineries have to deal with.

Château Lafleur Sheds Light on Bordeaux
An interview with enologist Omri Ram.

Valley Views: Contrasting Constantia & Hemel-en-Aarde in Contemporary South Africa
Kelli White on South Africa

The unstoppable rise of direct-to-consumer wine selling
Bring it on.

American Paulées
Jordan MacKay runs down the event.

Australia – from left field
Tam Currin has something of an awakening.

While sommeliers feud, a deeper wine debate looms
Esther Mobley on current affairs.

Loam Baby: The Woman Issue
Read it all.

Are Great Sommeliers an Endangered Species?
Two greats having a great conversation.