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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/14/19


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.

It’s a New Era for Australian Grenache
Christina Pickard starts with once upon a time.

Skin-Contact White Wines, a.k.a. Orange Wine for Beginners
A primer.

LA’s First New Winemaker in 100 Years Starts Pouring in Chinatown This Week
Grapes from 50 miles away.

Renaissance Man’s Wine Reborn: Inside Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard
Drink like Leonardo.

Exploring The Wines Of Southern Oregon
A good primer.

Paul Mabray, Of Emetry.io, Reflects On The Court’s Recent Wine-Shipping Decision
Good things to come, says Paul.

Are There Benefits to American Oak Over French?
Are there benefits to Grenache over Cabernet?

Anthony Gismondi: Forget Bordeaux, B.C. has a bright red wine future
Osoyoos to the rescue?

Tokyo’s Best Wine Bars
Like an such article this is hardly all of them, but a couple of gems here.

Wasps may save California vineyards from ‘invasion’ by Chinese fly
Release the wasps!!

Unicorn Hunting in Bordeaux’s 2011 Vintage
Even the worst vintages have gems.

The role of nanotechnology in the future of wine research
Forget fining, let’s have little robots do the job.

The role of Wine Influencers — more of the same
David Morrison doesn’t see anything new here.

The value of wine criticism: A conversation with Eric Asimov
Felicity sits down with Eric.

Why consumers like Chenin Blanc more than Riesling
Tim Atkin reports from the first ever Chenin Blanc conference.

Red Wine May Be the Key to Next Gen Wearable Tech
My smartwatch? Powered by Tannat.

Harvest in Compliance with California’s Changing Overtime Laws
Things are getting tricky.

Are French vignerons really ‘purer’ than New World winemakers?
An article from 2005 puts today in perspective.

A blind WSET Diploma student reports
Very cool story.

Lafite’s Chinese wine unveiled at last
Long Dai hits the market.

The fleeting joy of an Alaverdi Monastery Kisi
Simon Woolf goes to Georgia

Why You Shouldn’t Care Much About Wine
Unless you want to.