Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/6/19

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 three inventions that created the modern wine world
Robert Joseph is a student of human ingenuity.

Bordeaux wine barons bemoan Trump tariffs
But of course they do.

Agustin Francisco Huneeus Sentenced to Five Months for Role in College Entrance Cheating Scandal
No quips, only justice.

Bordeaux producer to launch region’s first Riesling
And someone just rolled over in their grave.

Measuring Wine’s Apathy Problem
Deep, deep, deep.

Arab wineries in Israel tell of the Palestinian struggle in each glass
Politics and wine.

How Vintners Use Cover Crops in Vineyards
More education from Remy.

Wine writers and their most faithful followers
Alfonso, thoughtful as usual.

Santa Barbara: Present & Future
Galloni’s take.

Despite Extreme Weather, 2019 Is a “Perfect Storm” Vintage for Wine
Elin McCoy on the global harvest.

Wine Ink: The magic of maps
Kelly Hayes on the new Atlas.

This Around-the-world Vineyard-hopping Trip by Private Jet Is Not Your Average Wine Tour
But if you’re 1% then go for it. But buy some carbon offsets, please.

Why Trump Just Made Your Dinner More Expensive
Because, airplanes.

The LaLa World of One-Percenter Wine
But not what the story is really about.

Sicily’s Wines: The Return To Greatness
Part one of a four part piece.

Why You Should Explore The World Of Sicilian White Wines
Part two: Because they are delicious.

Why You Should Explore The World Of Sicilian Red Wines
Part 3: Because they are also delicious.

California Wineries Plan Price Hikes
Supply and demand.

Napa Wine Superstar Fulfills Her Dream In The Finger Lakes
A profile of (super) Nova Cadamatre.

Pet-Nat and Skin-Contact Wine Are So 2019. In 2020, We’re Drinking Piquette.
Yes indeed, this is the hot new thing.

Big and Boring No More! Chile’s Having a World-Class Wine Revolution
Elin McCoy on the Chile bandwagon.

The Wizard of Oslavia
Robert Camuto offers a nice portrait of Gravner.

Vineyard in the sky offers glimpse of Walla Walla wine region’s future
High altitude, dry farmed. Killer.

California wineries, fearing recession, cut grape output. Farmers are worried
Great piece, scary facts.

The Willamette Valley wine pioneers – legends of the wine industry
Allison Levine talks with the pantheon.

The Latest Drinks Trends
Liza Zimmerman talks with Paul Mabray.

Reviving Maturano
Cool story.

The Science of Color in Wine
Just make sure your wine is the right color. Right?

Unhappy with some recent color choices, Napa County to define ‘earth tones’ for wineries
Your winery must be Burnt Billionare–I mean–Umber.

Understanding Perceived Minerality in Wine
Fascinating science.

Three Days in Cahors, in pictures
Elaine does an instagram recap.