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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/30/19


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.

The Complete Guide to Egg Fermentation
Well, at least the Egg 101.

How Champagne Producers are Preserving Acidity as the Climate Changes
Tina Caputo goes on an acid trip.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines to contain more white grapes
Interesting news.

Seven new grapes approved in historic Bordeaux AOC vote
Still interesting news. Getting the point?

These countries drink wine but don’t import it
David Morrison looks at numbers.

Legacy in Flux: The Louis M. Martini Winery Through Time
Kelli White doing her usual scholarship.

It’s a red wine battle royale, Spanish town hosts annual wine fight
Always wanted to do this.

Research: Actually, Consumers Do Buy Sustainable Products
Whaddya know?

Bryant Estate legal fight offers glimpse into ‘cult’ wineries’ secretive world
$14 million in unsold wine. Ruh roh.

Wine Trends: A Conversation With Felicity Carter
Digging facts and figures.

TTB Launches the AVA Reading Room
Not pretty, but cool.

How Nomadic Winemakers are Fueling Creativity Through Independence
Jennifer Fiedler discusses.

Exploring the New Wave of South African Wine
Jonathan Cristaldi attends the FWC and reports.

Experts Discuss Career Prospects in Wine
A summary from SommCon.

Why Concha y Toro sees sustainability as an opportunity not a cost
Interesting to hear the argument.

Professor Eben Archer Tribute: why blended wines are always best
One man’s strong opinion.

Judge tosses Napa Valley vineyard trademark suit over ‘To Kalon’ name
Mark my words, you haven’t heard the last of this.

The Multitasking Tongue
Deborah Parker Wong does a little wagging.

Are There Rocks in My Wine?
Nope. But what do you taste?

Napa County creating special blend of regulations for small wineries
Sorely needed. But will they get it right?