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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/8/19

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.

It was a light news week this week.

Paris’ Hidden Vineyards
Urban gems.

Who Suffers from Tariffs on Wine? You Do
A good excuse to drink Sonoma.

Winemakers to Watch
The SF Chronicle rounds up its top picks in winemakers

Winemaker of the Year
And their winemaker of the year.

Is Natural Wine Dead?
Nobody goes there anymore, its too crowded, says Alice Feiring.

2019 Harvest from Connecticut to Minnesota “Difficult” growing season, with one exception: Ohio!
The harvest everywhere else in America.

Throwing fermented grape skins on icy roads could help cut down our salt use
Now there’s a novel idea.

Is The Burgundy Comparison Good For Oregon Wine?
Only to begin the conversation.

The critical factor in terroir
Grapes matter, says Roger Morris.

People to Know: Nick Farr
Karen MacNeil interviews Nick Farr

Jim Caudill Dies
An awful loss to the wine industry, family and friends.

Our Critic’s Best Wine Moments of 2019
Eric Asimov’s year in review.

How Not to Give Someone a Bottle of Wine
Some thoughts on gifting wine.

Are The Himalayas The Future Of Wine? Ao Yun Thinks Yes
Lauren Mowery on Ao Yun.

French Wine Market’s Grim Prognosis
James Lawrence says the glass is half full.

Total Wine Takes Connecticut Liquor Law Case to Supreme Court
Another card that may bring down the whole Three Teir house?

Travel: Wineries north of Madrid coming into their own as the ‘Sonoma of Spain’
Ribera del Duero is thriving.

How Australian Winemakers Are Distancing Themselves From the Country’s Reputation for Cheap Bottles
ABS – Anything But Shiraz.

Antinori and the Future of Wine
James Lawrence interviews the lady in charge.

The Drops of God’s Authors on Their Passion for Japanese Wine
Koshu FTW!