Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/12/19

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.

France’s Orphan Wine Region Grows Up
The oldest orphan there is.

Matt Stamp: We’re In a New Era of Napa Cabernet
The pendulum keeps swinging.

How Women’s Sexuality Is Used to Sell Wine
The ladies of wine reflect.

The State of Discrimination in Wine
Tom Wark continues the good fight.

North Coast winemakers shifting to machines to harvest grapes as labor woes mount
Not a surprise.

Nailing the Myth of Minerality
Except it’s not a myth. It’s a metaphor.

Dry Red Wines’ ‘Big Tannins’ Are Literally Bigger, Study Says
Check out the size of those tannins!

Applegate Valley AVA, Oregon In Depth
Fred Swan goes deep.

Temperature crisis’ could lead to a major re-shuffle of global wine production and demand
We’ve read this article before.

Sonoma County’s mother-daughter wine teams bring love and collaboration to the bottle
Because, Mother’s Day!

California’s Up-and-Coming Grapes
Where’s my Trousseau, dammit!?

Chilean wine producers head south
There’s a long way to go in that direction.

What You Need to Know About Turkish Wine
Let’s hope it survives Erdogan.

Grenache’s true moment in the sun
A grape with sol.

Why Some Winemakers Still Use the Name Fumé Blanc
Because, oak.

What even is ‘wine’ anymore?
It shouldn’t be that hard.

The Value of Burgundy, Regardless of the Price
Eric Asimov talks value.

The Mission grape is cool in L.A. again, thanks to the natural wine movement
But if you’re really cool, you call it País.

Aligoté is Making a Comeback
Not just in Burgundy.

Why Some Wineries Are Becoming ‘Certified B Corp’ — And What That Means
One way to make a difference.

PBS Film Shines Light on Mexican Immigrants in California Wine Country
Everyone who loves wine should watch this.

Behind America’s Unexpected Cool-Climate Wine Region, Michigan
Behind Michigan is… Canada?

The Wine World’s Equivalent Of A Barn Raising, Splinters And Bruises Included
Cathy Huyghe profiles Smith Story.

This winemaking couple was priced out of Napa. So they bought a French chateau instead
It was just a money thing.

Businessman pleads guilty to stealing up to $1.5M in wine
Lock him up.