Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/5/19

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.

Meet the New Wine Evangelists
Evangelistas, as the case may be.

There’s a Congressional Wine Caucus. And it does a lot more than drink
Every member of congress represents wine. Because they rep consumers.

Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine
Says a Master Sommelier.

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Monterey County
Matt Kettman’s tips.

Full Transparency
Patrick Comiskey on the New Grenache

The Science of Enzymes in Winemaking
A primer.

Tim Atkin MW: The dangers of karaoke journalism
Tim Atkin sounds defensive.

Frost – the new normal?
Jancis delivers the weather.

The Science Behind Your Cheap Wine
Bianka Bosker’s PR juggernaut continues.

Cahors: A French wine region seeks to regain malbec crown
Laurie Daniel visits Cahors.

Replanting To Kalon: A Napa Cabernet Renewal
James Molesworth walks the vineyard and talks trademarks.

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola’s wine pursuits talks reading the consumer Zeitgeist
First wine, now cannabis.

Australian wine companies accused of influencing influencers
Jacob’s Creek in hot water.

Wine’s emerging water crisis
Water to be allocated like wine.

When Is Free Wine Not Free Wine? M&S Asks U.K. Judges to Decide
Want wine with your dinner? Then pay your tax.

Which French Wine Region is Right for You?
Newsweek decides to make a guide to French wine.

Becky’s Bouilland alumni
More from Jancis on Becky Wasserman-Hone

Meet Wine’s Worst Enemy, Phylloxera
In case you need to recognize it in the wild.

It’s Getting Harder to Tell the Difference Between Wine, Beer, and Cider
But only if you don’t know the difference.

How Important Is a Wine’s Integrity?
Great question, Sean Sullivan.

This Uruguay Town is the Latest Hot Spot for Wine and Design
Everything continues to move upscale.

What’s the point of wine evangelism?
Robert Joseph doesn’t mention pearls or swine.

Survey: Majority of California farmers unable to hire enough workers
Surprise, surprise.