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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/28/19


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.

Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study
Yet another wine study.

Tasting Wine From California’s Oldest Vineyards
Join the society.

The Challenges Producers Face at 9,600 Feet
Wine and whiskey at altitude.

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?
Down with heavy bottles!

Amazon Ramps up Wine Sales
Just like the time before, and the time before that.

New Mexico’s Deep Winemaking History
Get me some Gruet.

Maxence Dulou on Making Wine for Ao Yun
The man behind the dragon.

You Could Help Recover Vintage Wine From a Sunken Ship Off the Cornwall Coast
OK, this is basically like my fantasy vacation.

Tasting a Madeira that Stood the Test of Time
Susan Kostrzewa gets a treat.

How the World’s Oldest Booze Is Finally Becoming Cool
Mead, baby.

The Case for Marsala
Or a case of it.

Bordeaux fire destroys $13 million worth of wine in France
Ouch.

Turning the Tables on Joe Roberts
An interview with the Wine Dude.

Turning a Critical Eye on Wine Critics
Oliver Styles wants some more approximation.

China’s Wine Egg Hatches
Jim Boyce reports.

‘End of an era’: Sonoma’s Ravenswood tasting room to close
That’s a shame.

Why scientists are studying sommeliers’ brains
Because they’re so tender….

Is High-End Rosé Really Worth the Money?
No.

Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency
Josh Reynolds praises.

The Future Is Bright for Texas Wine
Emma Balter says so.

The Wine Industry’s Millennial Strawman
Amber Lebeau picks him apart.

Shocking consensus winner in 1978 comparative tasting
Blake digs through the past.

How to Source Back-Vintage Wines for a List
For when you’re building your wine list.

The Ghosts of Wine
Christina Rasmussen pontificates.

Understanding Slovenian Wine: Interview with Martin Gruzovin of Guerila
Christopher Barnes on Brda.

The Pros & Cons of Different Wine Closures
A primer of sorts.

The Mountain Wines of Helmut Dolde
Wines of the Wurttemberg

Shitty Region Of Country Figures It Might As Well Give Producing Wine A Shot
Because, why not?

Becky Wasserman-Hone, queen of Burgundy
Jancis profiles the queen.

Fermented Grape Juice: Romanée-Conti 1953-2005
Neal Martin suffers through so we don’t have to.

Blind tasting exam, MW style: what’s it like?
Jamie Goode puts himself to the test.