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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/23/19


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.

Master Of Wine Jo Ahearne On Why She Chose Croatia For Her Wine Brand
Not just because it’s gorgeous.

Dom Pérignon: Fact & Fiction
Tom Stevenson profiles the monk

A New Style of Winemaking Could Take Sherry Mainstream
En Rama. Dig it.

How Wine Became Part of the Trade War
Ryan Harr breaks it down.

The fault in our glass: How imperfections can enhance some wines — and even make them memorable
Beauty is not perfection.

Survey Of Wine Consumers Says Sustainability Takes Precedence Over Organic
When it comes to buying decisions.

What is Acidity in Wine?
The good stuff.

Grape Changes Aim to Beat the Heat
You’ve read this story before.

Supreme Court affirms Sixth Circuit’s ruling Striking Tennessee’s Residency Requirement
Opinions differ on whether this is a big deal or not.

National Association of Wine Retailers’ Comment on Historic Tennessee Wine v. Thomas Supreme Court Decision
In short, wahoo!

US Supreme Court ruling should boost digital wine sales
Sonoma Press reacts.

What the SCOTUS Decision Means for Wine
Blake Gray explores the question fully.

Wine Wholesalers React To The Court’s Support of Retailers
Watch the spin machine at work.

Bordeaux vs. Napa: What Is the Best Wine Region in the World?
Silly games with statistics (and Photoshop).

What Does Price Say About Your Wine?
Some things. Not all.

Appellations don’t need tasting panels
Couldn’t agree more.

Shinobu Teraguchi: Following the nose to Napier, New Zealand
Human interest.

California’s 2017 Vintage Feels the Burn
Bad PR is worse than smoke taint.