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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/17/19

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.

Reconciling Wine’s Eternal Sin
So… carbon offsets?

How Natural Wine Became a Symbol of Virtuous Consumption
A long read with a deep dive into Clos Saron that is very worth it.

Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say Activists
Deplorable, really.

Why You Should Drink More Croatian Wine
Just because.

Australian Vineyards Escape Wildfires
So far.

Behind the Rise of Native American Wines
You’ll never guess who’s behind them: Native Americans.

New York is cashing in on another organic trend: natural wine
Trendy trendy.

And Now the Easy Part: Selecting Thanksgiving Wines
Eric offers his annual advice.

What Are Grape Clones?
A primer.

Caracol sommelier hopes to be ambassador for Mexican wine
Señor Blanco.

Chablis Faces Loss of Burgundy Status
No more Bourgogne Blanc.

Grown At High Altitudes, Bolivia’s Wines Are Rising Stars
Have to get me some Bolivian Tannat.

At the Frontier of Winemaking, a New Talent Leads the Way
Redefining Mexican wine?

Australia fires could be out of control for months, says fire chief
Scary

The day it forgot to rain on Australia
Adding insult to injury.

No, the Kincade Fire Didn’t Level Sonoma County. So Go Visit.
Yes, please.

Creating Wine Grapes that Can Withstand Climate Change
France is all over it.

It’s Wine vs. Weed in the Valley
The battles continue.

Chinese adventures in Australian wine
Jancis Robinson reports.

The vinification of Ningxia
An article from the vault.

Why Lloyd’s of London likely won’t be last insurer to challenge California wineries over rising fire risk
Speaking of insult to injury.

Sonoma County tourism sector attempts to lure visitors back following wildfires
Please come.