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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/11/19

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.

Man just out of German jail allegedly steals sparkling wine
Rumor has it you get pretty desperate for sekt in jail.

The Future of Washington Wine
Quotes from people who might know.

The Winemaker Championing America’s ‘Foxy’ Grapes
Back to the beginning of American wine.

Solera rebels
Sherry rising.

Growing pains for pot industry in famed California wine region
Some real conflict over pesticides among other things.

Australia’s New Wave of Winemakers Won’t Make Shiraz
What’s in a name? They’ll make Syrah instead.

Trump’s wine tariff threats are giving France’s Macron a headache
We’ll see how long it lasts.

Interview: Barnaby Tuttle, Teutonic Wine Company
Interview with a great winemaker.

The Incredible Concrete Wine Egg
The fermentation vessel of the moment.

Wine Drinkers Should Pay More Attention to This Lesser-Known Spot in Burgundy
Bargains in the Mâcon.

Remembering Boots Brounstein, who revolutionized the idea of Napa Valley terroir at Diamond Creek Vineyards
Esther remembers a true pioneer and personality.

In Argentina’s wine country, vintners worry about recession – and trade deal
And the drop in domestic consumption

Amazon applies for license to sell wine online in San Francisco
It’s only a matter of time…

Bottles are only the start of a wine drinker’s collection. It’s the gadgets that pile up.
Dave McIntyre has an existential crisis.

The World’s Newest Wine Frontier Is the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
An amazing story about an amazing venture.

Is there such a thing as a timeless wine?
Esther grapples with the answer.

Why Women in the Wine Industry Stay Silent About Abuse
Great article.

Why Cannabis Is Good for Napa Valley
There are some good arguments for this.

We All Had the Rabbit Corkscrew
David Lynch hates rabbits. Meanie.

Horror Stories Importers Lived to Tell
Some gems here.

Orange wine on the WSET Diploma syllabus, but…
Seriously? The WSET couldn’t get it right?

Aroma therapy
Very interesting story.

Remembering a Forgotten Rosé
Robert Camuto has something to Tavel you.

Inside London’s Worst-Kept Secret, Gordon’s Wine Bar
A must visit.

Italy’s secret sparkling wine
Well, not THAT secret…

Tim Atkin MW: Canary in the global coalmine
And planting in Norway begins.

A day that lives in infamy: Wine comes to Candlestick Park in 1977
A fun piece of sports, wine and San Francisco history.

Want to Get Dirty in the Name of Wine? Here’s How to Help with This Year’s Harvest
Your harvest intern primer.

French Authorities Give A Corsican Wine Producer The Blues
The price of a gimmick? 400k Euro.

Behind the Rise of Unfiltered Wine, Sherry and Saké
More flavors to choose from.

Fighting Back Against Wine’s Eco Vandals
Blake Gray has it right.

Could synthetic wines be interesting?
Is Coke interesting?

We become attached to rules we have learned
Infinitely flexible, us humans.

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