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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/16/19


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 Consumption Probably Won’t Return to “Normal”
No one should ever expect a return to normal. For anything.

Turning the Tables on Michelle Williams
The blogger profiled.

The battle over fungicides
Options are limited.

Regenerative agriculture in Bordeaux
Gasp! Is that a tree in the middle of the vineyard!?

That awkward phase
Too soon after infancy.

Is Oak Over?
Jamie Goode puts a peg in that barrel.

Alice Feiring On Satire And Misogyny In The Wine Industry
Or… just assh*les with a typewriter.

Three things to know about wine writing
1.No money. 2.No money. 3. No money.

It’s Time to Rethink Wine Criticism
Eric Asimov throws down the gauntlet.

The Ingenious Growing Process That Makes These Canary Island Wines So Good
All about the divots.

Is it Time For a New Natural Wine?
But if you put new in front of it Jon Bonné wants royalties.

Bordeaux Court Convicts Wine Merchant of Fraud
The AOC (the original one) has teeth.

South Africa Struggles for Survival
Like much of the new world that gained acceptance through cheap and cheerful.

This Australian Paradise Combines Everything You Love About Sonoma and the Hamptons
Not the best metaphor, but still.

Au revoir Gerard Basset – hundreds turn out in tribute
A giant of the wine world.

Lodi Is Producing World-Class White Wines
Michelle Williams on Bokisch and more.

Naturally divisive
Jancis digs into the dogma.