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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/21/19


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.
Meeting Mr Amarone: how Masi’s Sandro Boscaini reinvented appassimento
Jamie Goode talks with Mr Amarone.
How Winemakers Analyze pH and Its Impact on Wine
Rémy Charest gets geeky.
Strange tales: Captain Picard’s Wine in the Star Trek Universe
They obviously didn’t consult wine experts.
Is Sustainable Winegrowing Sustainable?
Mike Veseth does yeoman’s work.
What is the point of replica wines?
FYI: They taste horrible.
A Fond Farewell to a Friend in Wine
Another luminary lost too soon.
New Sources of Revenue for Winery Associations Up for Debate
Just like a hotel tax, but for wine.
Turning the Tables on Melanie Ofenloch (Dallas Wine Chick)
Another blogger interviewed.
Can we find out whether we really can tell red wine from white?
David Morrison knows data.
This Banker Gets to Drink Wine All Day
Thank heavens he didn’t go the mortuary route.
Do Female Winemakers Need A Soapbox?
Certainly not a bad thing.
Wines of Chile to Increase Small Producer Participation
A good move.
Time to declare sweetness levels in wine
Long past time.
Querciabella: Fine Tuning Biodynamics In Chianti Classico
An interesting interview.
A Beginner’s Guide to Champagne
A reasonable 101.
The Rosé Trend Might Be Over, But Pink Wine Is Far From Dead
Never enough pink.
Discover Lugana, Italy’s Lesser-Known White Wine
Good stuff as long as they don’t over-oak it.
Hit by 93% Tax, Napa Wine Falls Victim to Trade War in China
Yao Ming caught between two superpowers.
Defending Dogma in Natural Wine
Oliver Styles dodges dogma.
The Ice Age gives birth to a wine and adventure age in Washington state
A grand landscape.
German Winemakers Are Hoping for a Revival With a Return to Drier Wines
Jim Clarke reports.
Do Your White Wines Deserve as Much Time in the Cellar as Your Reds?
Depends on the wine.
Winemakers Wave Goodbye to New Oak
And good riddance.
In the Shadow of Mount Fuji, Japan Is Making Incredible White Wines
If you find the right ones.
Robert Tobiassen, A Former TTB In-House Council, Reacts To The Court’s Support Of Wine Retailers
More perspective.
The Power of Terroir in Sicily’s Volcanic White Wines
Eric lets the Catarrato out of the bag.
Is it Time to Drop the Traditional Pairing Rules?
Drop? How about blow them up?
Switzerland’s wine festival – in pictures
Catch the next one in 20 years.
The perils of storing fine wine
Jancis sees no seedy underbelly.
Should the FTC allow the Gallo/Constellation deal?
Blake explores the issue.
Anson: Why we need ethical fine wine
Yes, this.
Four new cases have been filed in an effort to open up interstate shipping for American wine lovers.
Yes, this!
Travel Off the Beaten Path in Eastern Europe’s Wine Country
The next frontier. Get there before it’s too trendy.
Site specific: The cruisation of wine
And Piedmont in particular.