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
Why You Should Drink More Croatian Wine
Behind the Rise of Native American Wines
You’ll never guess who’s behind them: Native Americans.
And Now the Easy Part: Selecting Thanksgiving Wines
Eric offers his annual advice.
What Are Grape Clones?
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?
The day it forgot to rain on Australia
Adding insult to injury.
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.