Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/6/19


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.

Prosecco Bursting the Champagne Bubble
With some data to back it up.

Exploring Oregon’s Other White Wines
Paul Gregutt goes Gris and beyond.

The Growing Thirst for Exotic Wine
Thank heavens. There’s more than Chardonnay.

Seven Ways Wine Will Change in 2019
Elin McCoy prognosticates.

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says A Consumer Advocacy Group
Take it with a grain of copper sulfate.

How Gravity-Flow Wineries are Taking Grapes to New Heights
Millions spent to recreate ancient principles.

Oregon’s Pinot War Is The Beginning Of A Trend
Hopefully not too violent of one.

White wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in Georgia are hunting for a perfect Martian grape.
Well they found a gimmick, at least.

The Dessert Desert: Dry Wines from Historic Sweet Regions
Interesting piece.

2019 U.S. Alcohol Consumption To Increase While Population Growth Stagnates
Keep drinking. Moderately.

The rise of the USA as the world’s biggest wine consumer
And if you REALLY want to get into the data.

Raising Arizona Wines
Elaine recalls the desert.

The Hispanic Consumer is Key to the Future of the Wine Industry
Some say.

The Impact of Own-Rooted Vines on Wine
Strong anecdotal impressions.

The State of Wine Writing & What Does it All Really Mean?
Ilona, thoughtful as always.

Just in time for the new year: Great quotes from nearly 40 years on the wine beat
Memoirs of a sort from Mike Dunne.

The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles
Physics of the fizz.

Alternative Bordeaux (1) biodynamics at Château Palmer
Jamie Goode on Bordeaux.

Alternative Bordeaux (2) Château Falfas, Côtes de Bourg
Jamie Goode, still on Bordeaux.

California wine, 2019 edition
Esther Mobley tells you what to watch for.

Drinking Wine Like the Romans Do
Should be “Did,” no? And it will take some getting used to.

Stags’ Leap Winery — one valuable apostrophe
Depends on placement.