Wine News: What I’m Reading the week of 1/13/19

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.

Meet the Women Pioneering Idaho Wine
Nice profiles.

Defining Japan’s Terroir
New rules and regulations.

Redefining Wine Shop Design, Inside and Out
Some of the best, profiled.

Look To The Douro For High Quality Bordeaux Style Wines
Michelle Williams goes to Portugal

Is Royal Tokaji’s Essencia the Most Luxurious Wine in the World?
Just ask your mouth.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2019
Says Wine Enthusiast.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Apostle of the American Dream in Wine Country
A dream made real.

Measure C Aftermath Divides Napa Residents
Why they invented the word rancor.

Turning the Tables on Fred Swan
An interview with the man himself.

‘A wine list that is only a list of wine, sucks’
So, true.

The fundamental problem with wine scores
From a data perspective.

What happens when a casual wine drinker sits in on the Chronicle’s esteemed wine tasting panel?
Fun day in the life article.

Wine trends to watch in 2019
Decanter on trends.

A bleak future for new wine apps
Robert Joseph has it right.

Napa County hits The Prisoner winery with code violation notice
A perfect illustration of the idiocy of the current regulations. Selling ART!?! Gasp.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Upend Wine Laws Across the Nation?
The courtroom spectator.

The Port turnaround
Back in fashion.

The Growing Thirst for Exotic Wine
Life’s too short to just drink Cab.

The Human Cost of Supreme Court Ruling
Personal details in the upcoming case.

The Rise of Blaufränkisch Wine

Mornington – the two-trick pony
But what tricks they are.

Fine wine can be white too
Ageworthy whites.

Italian Lawmakers Bust Prosecco Producers
Too much sugar.

Now that cheap chardonnay is everywhere, some French winemakers attempt a reinvention
Jon Bonné in the Washington Post on Gamay in the Maconnais

Is there truth in (wine) numbers?
Or any numbers for that matter?

Refining Wine
Ag science in Oregon

The 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2019
Call it a spit bucket list.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Oregon’s Wine Culture Disruptor
Wine in a can from this man.

Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference
Heavy hitters coming to talk wine.

25% of Canadians Mistakenly Drink Red Wine for the Probiotics
Lots of good reasons, but this ain’t one.

Inside podcasting, a new tool in wine communication
Or… inside one wine podcast. A shame she doesn’t mention others.

How a Harvest Internship Can Benefit Your Career
Well, maybe not all careers.

Why Do We Blame Women For Prohibition?
Wasn’t aware that we did. Great article.

Duclot – out of the shadows
Back story of a back-room negociant.

The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine
Eric Asimov on the Tennessee v. Blair case.

The quest to save SF’s Arab-owned corner stores, one bottle of arak at a time
Yes, there’s wine in this story.

Just a few drinks can change how memories are formed
Fascinating how little we know about the brain.

New Year’s Resolutions from 7 Industry Leaders
Beck Hopkins talks to folks.