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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/28/19


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 year that broke California wine
Esther takes a page from Eric Asimov (and pens an excellent article).

Meet the Under-the-Radar French Wine of the Summer, Altesse
Not just for summer.

Meet the Producers Working to Keep Napa Affordable
You have to imagine the air quotes. $35 isn’t affordable to most of America.

Wine producers could face a 20 percent tariff as the gloves come off in a Transatlantic wrangle.
Could hurt.

PD: Man wanted for $45,000 wine theft, found in federal prison in California
He’ll just be extending his stay.

Labelling wines made in West Bank settlements as product of Israel ‘deceptive,’ Canadian court rules
If wine is culture, then it’s also politics.

New top manager of Napa’s Chappellet plans for family winery’s next 50 years
Good plan.

Separating Acidity and Freshness in Wine
Another problematic word.

Huawei in Canadian ‘smart winery’ venture
They’re everywhere.

A Tragic Event Gave New Life To One Of The Oldest Bodegas In Rioja
Reinventing Marques de Murrrieta.

Wine pioneer’s legacy simply immeasurable
Canada missing Harry McWatters.

The Secret Life Of Yeasts: Spontaneous Fermentation In Wine
Jill Barth gets microboiological.

Wine grapes grow again in Israel’s Negev desert
If you’ve got water to burn…

Pushing Back Against “Burgundian” Wine
Don’t use region as metaphor says Vicki Denig.

They lost everything in the Sonoma County fires. So they decided to make some wine.
Cathartic? I guess.

Water shortages force a reckoning in Calif. wine country
You’re going to hear a lot more about this.

The secret to picking the perfect bottle of wine might be on the back label
Choosing by the importer isn’t a new idea.

A fantastic wine from each state in the U.S. to try this summer
It’s like a game of Monopoly…

France calls Trump’s threats to tax French wine ‘completely moronic’
Now it’s personal.

Napa With the Family (Great Wine, Minimal Whine)
The NYT does tips