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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/15/19

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.

Anne Krebiehl MW: why German wine deserve its exciting future
Anne interviewed on the topic of her book.

How we chose the 2019 Winemaker of the Year
Behind the scenes at the Chronicle.

In Champagne: Louis Roederer
Jamie Goode and Treve Ring hit Champagne.

Natural Wine is Having a Moment
Really? We hadn’t noticed.

French designer Philippe Starck on Roederer, Bordeaux and making his own wine
Jane talks with the design legend.

Now Is the Time for American Sparkling Wines
Not just because of tariffs.

My Totally Racous, Très French, Super Wine-Soaked Weekend in the Loire
This is a great article, and the illustrations are even more fantastic.

At 2019 Close, Wine Marketing–Past And Future–Is Tied To Social Media
The wine industry ignores this to its detriment.

The Lost Golden Grape of Venice: How an Italian Family Resurrected its Rarest Wine
Dorona on the endangered list.

Looking for the Wine List? Check Instagram
Innovation, hipster style.

Meet the Independent Winemakers Creating Some of the World’s Best Wines in Napa
Consultants, really. The priciest ones.

Redefining the culture of wine?
Richard Hemming goes all Coke and Cabernet.

The dirt on wine
Dirt in action.

Turning the Tables on Ellen Landis
Another wine writer interviewed.

Carbon footprints, wine and the consumer
A really important article to read.

A New Chapter for California Syrah
Eric revisits the much maligned wine.

Bright Old Things
Great story.

Finger Lakes With a Flourish
Jason Wilson weighs in.

The financial penalty wineries now pay for climate change
Steep by any account.

Japan Is About to Become the Newest ‘It’ Region for Wine
A primer on Yamanashi.

Extreme Conditions and a Changing Climate on Patagonia’s Southern Winemaking Frontier
Redefining South.

Chilling Out On Wine Delivery
Temp Matters.

From Napa Valley to Australia, advancing the science behind smoke taint in wine grapes
Chasing volatile compounds.

Beyond grower Champagne: where have all the growers gone?
Ring and Goode. Sounds like a crime fighting duo!

How a Winemaker’s Plant-Based Diet Led Her to Grow Austrian Grapes in Pennsylvania
The story of Galen Glen.

US Considers 100% Tariffs on European Wine
How many importers are they going to kill because of airplane subsidies?

A Remembrance of Burt Williams
A touching piece by David Hirsch.