Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/7/19

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.

Why U.S. Buyers Can’t Get Wine from British Columbia
Same reason U.S. wines don’t go to Canada?

News Flash: Heitz Will Split Itself to Return to Its (Vineyard) Roots
Interesting business details.

By-The-Glass Wine Lists Are Really Bad. Here’s Why Restaurants Should Make Them Better.
David Lynch knows of what he speaks.

Millennial vs. Gen X Wine Tastes
GuildSomm reports.

Santorini vineyards hit by unprecedented rainfall
Twice as much rain in 3 months as in the whole year.

Pushing Ahead as a Wheelchair Sommelier

How Sonoma’s Vineyards Survived a Siege of Fire, Smoke and Ash
The NYT no less.

Meet the Champagne Producers Redefining France’s Bubbly
Not sure these are the ones I’d choose.

How Wine Apps are Taking Over the Chinese Market
WeChat Wine

Why The Collio Of Friuli Delivers Crackling And Creamy Wines
Tom Mullen offers recommendations.

Cross-border Kékfrankos Musings
Because Blaufränkisch.

Your Guide to Becoming a Rosé Expert
Some peoples’ opinions.

After 50 Years, Jordan Winery Ditches Its American Oak
Progress never stops.

The art of selling scent in the internet age
Not about wine. About packaging.

Schumer: Time to ‘can’ wine regulations
Make it easier to put wines in a can.

Is your wine bottle lighter? That’s one way wineries are cutting their energy use.
Let’s hope it is.

Albariño Finds Its Inner Beauty
Eric Asimov says, with steely resolve.

What Influences our Perception of Wine Flavors and Aromas?
We’re psychological beings.

Turkey Flat: Natural Wine Has Led Consumers Toward Lighter Styles
I don’t actually think this is true. Trend is right, cause is not.

Paris Wine Thieves Steal Bottles Worth Up To $675,000 From Top Rated Restaurant
And it will keep happening as wine prices rise.

What You Need to Know About Croatian Wine
Besides that it’s tasty.

The wine world’s culture wars have left millennials behind
A great read from Jeremy Parzen

Old World grapes found new homes in the New World
Treve talks Savagnin, Cinsault, Trousseau and Grüner.

Bordeaux Vintners Convicted of Fraud, but Fellow Winemakers Cry Foul
Are there degrees of fraud?

Hopeful Squatters, Angry Owners, A Murder: South Africa’s Land Reform
NPR covers this story with its usual deftness.

The Challenges of Going Organic and Biodynamic in Bordeaux
But shouldn’t be as hard as Burgundy.

Understanding Vineyard Pests and Diseases
A primer

Europe’s heatwave cooks French vines
Dangerous heat.

Ntsiki Biyela: First Lady of South African Wine
Edward Marchese profiles this pioneer.

Higher ground: how Torres is trying to combat soaring temperatures
Any and all measures.

Burgundy’s great question
Andrew Jefford asks the right one.