Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/22/19

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.

Winery Neigh-bors at War Over Horse
Groan worthy headline to an amusing case of NIMBYism.

Fifty shades of green
Considering sustainability.

The Next Great Wine Country?
Some of us have been drinking Slovenian wines for ages.

New Dom Pérignon Winemaker Steps Up
Big shoes to fill.

At Château De Poncié, Start With The Soil
Biodiversity to the rescue.

A Perspective On Climate Change In The Finger Lakes Wine Region
Goodbye Riesling?

Napa supervisors prepare to ban cultivation, manufacturing, and sale of commercial cannabis in unincorporated Napa County
Weeding out the competition.

Increased tourism worsens the staffing crisis
If only people could afford to live in Napa, they could work there too.

Six Latinx Experts Changing the Face of American Wine
Among the thousands of nameless ones that make wine possible.

Finding the American Dream Through Wine
Matt Kettman shares stories.

US Wine Still Seeking Respect in Europe
It’s a long row to hoe.

White Bordeaux Wines Are Picking Up Steam. Here’s What You Should Know
When they don’t have too much oak, they’re great.

How Climate Change Is Helping British Bubbly to Rival Champagne

Albania’s wine renaissance
Sign me up for a taste!

The Future of Wine: Very, Very Dry
Desert-like, you might say.

Corisca Wine Travel Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay
Bucket list material (but someone isn’t spell checking headlines).

What Does Finding Phylloxera Mean for Washington Wine?
Being a lot more careful from now on.

The young natural wine mavericks of Santa Cruz
At what point are there enough for them to stop being mavericks?

Cider, Wine’s Overlooked Category
Says a guy with the last name Peartree. Really.

Why is sherry so underrated?
Jancis on the best wine values in the UK.

Four Winemakers Going Natural in Burgundy
The ranks grow.

Chablis Grand Cru
An overview.

Forget Pretension. This Is How a Sommelier Should Act.
An excerpt from an upcoming book.

Harrington Wines, one of SF’s last great urban wineries, to close at the end of the year
End of a 17 year run.