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


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.

Sonoma County Flooding: How Floods Impact Vineyards During Winter
A nice bit from Jordan with photos.

Let’s Talk About Sekt, Baby
Anne Krebiehl wins on headlines alone. 

Erbaluce, where have you been all my life?
Alfonso writes a love letter.

The Next Wave of Sustainability in Wine
Good discussions.

SJP + NZSB = $$$$$
Another celebrity wine.

How to launch a $3,000 bottle?
Commence eyerolls.

Does the world need Wine Paris?
Who knows. But does Paris need it?

Should the wine industry use gene technology?
Steve Smith on the subject.

Inside the Greek wine industry
A nice primer.

Why You Don’t Need Land For A Winery
Someone does….

Geneva set to become ‘epicenter of grape research’
Geneva, New York, that is.

Merry Edwards’ Next Chapter: A Pioneer for Women in Winemaking Looks Back, and Moves Ahead
What’s next for the Queen of Pinot?

Is Wine by the Glass Dead?
Getting too expensive?

Notable First Women in Wine History
Great gals!

Challenging Times Ahead for US Wine
Liza Zimmerman charts the DTC change wave.

Why Wine Lovers Should Visit This Tiny Town in Rural Washington
Lots to love in Walla Walla.

Why is your wine crying? Scientists say shock waves likely play a role
WARNING: Only for physics geeks!

How Climate Change is Affecting Fine Wine
Barron’s wants to know.

Is Louisa Smith S.F.’s most radical restaurant wine director?
Is pouring natural wines quietly a radical thing?

What’s The Gunk in My Wine?
It’s extra vitamins and minerals!

Bitcork digitally disrupts wine distribution model
Interesting business. But can it scale?

What the Wine Industry Understands About Connecting with Consumers
Even Harvard doesn’t understand the wine industry.

Two Major Wineries Launched a Global Pact to Fight Climate Change
Excellent news about families with conscience.

At Turley Wine Cellars, Tegan Passalacqua Returns to His Roots
Turley turns out a Cabernet.

The Ever Changing Facets Of South African Wine
Tom Mullen attempts to keep us current.

The Hard Graft of Grapegrowing
A primer on grafting.

We’ve lost everything’: Winemaker heartbroken after watching property explode in flames
Brutal summer down under.

The Danger of Biased Drinking Studies
The anti-alcohol lobby grows insidiously.

It’s Time to Pay Attention to the Other Cabernet
Elin McCoy picks her fave Francs.

Inside the Napa Auction That’s Become the Davos of Wine Drinking
Robb Report doesn’t know how to spell To Kalon.

Solidarity Shattered in Wine Dispute
By any other name it would smell as sweet.

Organic vs. Natural Wine: What’s the Difference?
Newsweek attempts to answer the question.

The 2014 Brunello Vintage Overcomes Difficult Conditions
Chilly Tuscany with warm wines.

A Fresh Take On The Gen X Conversation, This Time From Within The Family Winery
Cathy Huyghe interviews the Formans.

The Hills Have Valtellina
Eric Asimov cranes his neck.

The Changing Face of Luxury Wine
Liza Zimmerman watches prices climb.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wines of Veneto
Lauren Mowery pens a primer.

Tracing the Origin Story of Biodynamic Wine
Hanna Wallace digs in the vineyard.

There’s No Need To Panic Over Weedkiller In Beer And Wine
Breathe deeply. Remain calm.