Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/16/18

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.

Australia’s Sommelier Of The Year Is Turning Perth Into A Wine Haven
Sounds like a must-go!

Collectors Clamor for Napa’s Cult Wines
Luxe, luxe.

The Poetry of Santa Cruz Mountains Wine
Poetry about wine.

Turning the Tables on Rusty Gaffney
Q&A with an old hand.

How does the Wine Industry Influence Economic Landscape?
People spend money on it. Duh.

Van Duzer Corridor AVA now official
A new (old) place in Oregon

The Science of Bubbles in Wine
Do some experiments on your own.

The Future Of Wine Writing: GrimDark
Joe Roberts wants you to confront the harsh nature of reality.

How low can you go?
Tim Atkin on alcohol.

Terry Theise Asks Us to Bring More of Ourselves to Wine
Valerie Kathawala reviews his latest.

Being a Woman in the Time of Reckoning
Karen MacNeil on wine #metoo

Holiday Horror Stories from the Land of Retail
The trade kvetches.

Why Gruet Partnered with a Native American Tribe to Grow Grapes
Great story, great wines.

You Are What You Pee: Estimating Alcohol Consumption from Community Wastewater Samples
But what about those of us who pour samples down the drain?

10-Year-Old Winemaker Helps Emeril Lagasse Raise $3 Million for Children’s Charities
Little Bilbro does wonders.

Coravin put to the test by 30 somms
And passes the double blind test

Requiem for a Flying Cigare
Randall Graham closes a chapter.