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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/14/19

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.

Astonishing aerial photos show anti-frost candles to protect French and German vineyards
Beauty even in adversity.

Here’s How Brexit is Affecting Wine Drinkers
After the hoarding, prepare for the smuggling.

How a Tiny Italian Resort Is Reviving Venetian Viticulture
Fortune will write about wine if it’s hard to get.

Wine world needs more urgency on climate change, says Torres
Not just the wine world.

Why New Jersey Doesn’t Let You Buy the Wine You Want
We need about 1000 more stories like this.

To Find the Best of Languedoc, Follow the Producer
Eric Asimov and panel taste the Languedoc.

Why American Winemakers Are Embracing Melon de Bourgogne
Um… it’s tasty?

Clay Offers Hope for Vine Disease
Slight hope, but better than chemicals.

Ornellaia’s Winemaker Opens Up
Tom Hyland interviews Axel Heinz.

Argentina’s Famed Vineyards Buck Backdrop of Economic Gloom
Everyone wants to go to Mendoza.

The Last True Things – My Commencement Speech at the CIA
Karen MacNeil’s doing what she does so well.

Base Instincts
The sparkling winemakers of Oregon don’t start out that way.

Base Instincts
The sparkling winemakers of Oregon don’t start out that way.

Biodynamics – new approach needed?
A wonderful article worth reading.

Fungicides used in viticulture linked to new disease
Everyone needs to stop using it immediately.

Chinese Wine Merchant Sentence Over Smuggled Wines
Lock him up!

When California wineries change hands, it matters
Especially when it keeps happening, says Esther Mobley.

California wineries shut out from China amid trade war
Local casualties.

The Rise of Wine Speculation in South Africa
Tim James on the auction houses moving in.

The Best AVA Not on the Label
Blake Gray on the rocks. 

Keeping one’s cool in a glass
Jancis doesn’t like her wine warm, or yours for that matter.

Cartizze: Prosecco’s Peculiar Grand Cru
A serious look at this piece of land.

The Wine World’s Most Influential Amateur
Lettie profiles Drew Nieporent.

EU wine threatened by extra US tariffs
Uh oh.

Fraudsters Involved in £1M Wine Scam Jailed for 17 Years
And throw away the key.

The Loire’s Cabernet Franc Enters a New Era
Says Roger Voss.

What is Oxidation Doing to My Wine?
Making it better and worse.

Wine Game Changes on Red Mountain
Blake Gray climbs the mountain.

The Wine Mavericks That Heralded a New Generation at U.C. Davis
A nice article about the next generation.

Anatomy of the Rising Import Threat to U.S. Wine
Competition is real.

‘Personal favorites’: Parting thoughts after 46 years on the California wine beat
Mike Dunne’s last column.

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