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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/3/19


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.

Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide
Eric Asimov gets Apothic hate mail.

Rustic Fizz Takes Root in US
Pet nat is the rage.

French Wine Estate Explores its Wild Side
All creatures great and small.

How many 100-point scores do critics really give?
David analyzes.

Discovering the Origin of Zinfandel
Carole Meredith’s story.

Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do.
Not sure he proved his point.

Snapshot of New Mexico
Deborah Parker Wong reports.

Turn it off: Why the wine industry should prioritise dry farming
Running out of water.

Does wine fraud matter?
Robert Joseph isn’t sure.

Heidi and Bo Barrett on How to Blend Wine and Marriage
Famous couple.

The Government Shutdown Is Over (for Now), but the Hits Keep Coming
Still painful.

‘In the US you could never do this’: How an American opened his own Italian winery
Living the dream.

For Nemea and Saint George – Agiorgitiko Today
A fantastic look at my fave Greek red.

Looking at the underbelly of wine
Plus a sphinx-shaped iceberg.

Port – on the up
Jancis Re-ports.

Becky Wasserman | Wine Exporter, Becky Wasserman & Co.
A fun profile of one of the greats.

A brief history of a working father in the wine industry
Alfonso reflects.

Napa’s Board of Supervisors swamped with public comments over vineyard, rural development rules
Surprise!

London, capital for wine
Epicenter say some.

How Natural Wines Develop Reductive Notes
Remy Charest gets molecular.

People who make good wine have nothing to fear from cannabis competition
Blake Gray does the analysis.

Chris Bilbro, Founder of Sonoma’s Marietta Cellars and Father to Three Winemakers, Dies at 72
RIP

Nine Producers Break with Cava to form ‘Corpinnat’
Seccession in Cava

2,000-Year-Old Winery Discovered in Egypt’s Nile Delta
Check out those ancient tastevins!

Did Wine Cause a Full-Scale Revolution in Armenia?
Fantastic story. Go Armenian wine!

It Might Be Time for Turkish Wine
It’s been time for a while now.

Millennials are talking but the wine industry isn’t listening
Blake Gray talks some sense.

Oregon’s Cutting-Edge Winemakers
Paul highlights some worthy names.

Why Languedoc Has Your Next Best Wine
Lana Bortolot on variety.