Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/10/19

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.

How Provençal Winemakers Are Responding to Climate Change
New grapes? New sites?

Can Cabernet from Sonoma Be as World-Class as Top Ones from Napa?
That was proved many years ago already…

Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence
All great writing needs lubrication.

From Burgundy to Champagne, the Wine Trends You Can Bank On in 2019
Trend number 1: spending.

Austria’s Mr Wine Signs Off
A cheeky interview with a giant.

The Wines You Should Buy in 2019, According to Critic Robert Parker
Wait, Parker is recommending Piedirosso?!?! What happened to “godforsaken?”

In Jordan, a wine industry takes root
Nice beginnings.

Millennials’ Tasting Room Revolution
It’s not the millennials, it’s everyone.

If you want interesting, affordable wines, look to Argentina
And not just from the winery whose logo is on this piece.

Mary Ann Graf, who paved the way for California women winemakers, dies at 76
A nice obit for a pioneer.

What a Bottle of Wine Costs Around the World
A lot, it turns out.

The Secrets of Airline Sommeliers
Wine lists up in the air.

Challenge ahead for smaller wineries
Not just in NZ.

Turning the Tables on L.M. Archer
A writer, profiled.

The Robots are Coming
And they’re big. And tiny.

The mysterious case of the cork-tainted carrots
And bananas, and apples, and….

Why You Should Throw Away Those Wine Descriptors
Lana Bortolot shares a personal story.

How Martine Saunier Cultivated the World’s Most Coveted Wines
Force of personality.

The Science of Tannins in Wine
A deep delve.

The final turn of the screw
Unscrewed, so to speak.

Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth
A compelling argument against my contrary point of view.

Champagne Takes Stock as Sales Stutter
Champagne weathers many storms.

Does Formal Wine Training Matter?
Virginie Boone answers the question in the negative, generally.

Sommeliers of Everything
Jason Wilson takes one for the team.

Snapshot of New Mexico
Deborah Parker Wong’s thoughts on NM