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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/22/19

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.

Happy Holidays!

Australian Bush Fires Engulf Southern Wine Region
Horrific news.

Third of Adelaide Hills Vineyards Lost in Wildfires
More details on the tragedy.

Bankers-Turned-Winemakers Are Transforming England Into Wine Country
Bubbly is an expensive proposition.

California Wine Makers Examine Climate’s Effect On Their Industry
Dan Petroski on NPR!

Digital Darwinism Imminent: Wineries Must Invest in Digital or Perish
Heed the man who knows of what he speaks.

Pinot Pioneer’s Lingering Legacy
Blake Gray on Burt Williams.

Rosé Champagne Brings the Holiday Joy
Every one a winner.

Star Wars Erupt over Vineyard Plans
Blake gets to write a good headline.

What does Hall winery’s wine cave tell us about Pete Buttigieg?
He knows a nice dinner spot when he sees one?

The Bedrock of Great Wine
Rock solid.

Democrats Sparred Over a Wine Cave Fund-Raiser. Its Billionaire Owner Isn’t Pleased.
Hall prepared to hold his nose.

Why These Thirtysomethings Are The New Wine Wise
Lana profiles some young ‘uns.

About Pete Buttigieg’s wine cave dinner? I was there.
The man on the inside.

What’s Next For Sicilian Wine: A Conversation With Lynne Sheriff
Lynne Sheriff on Sicilian Wine.

Wine Lessons From a Master
About Aldo’s new book.

What’s Moldovan Wine? Here’s What You Need to Know
A primer of sorts.

Staring Down the Barrel of Wine Tariffs
Blake Gray says don’t panic. Yet.

A Wine Lover’s Guide to Slovenia
The next hot spot.

Greek Wines Get Back to Their Roots
Florence Fabricant digs Xinomavro.

Is Napa running family winegrowers out of business?
Basically.

U.S. 100% tariffs will decimate the Italian wine industry (including people you love)
Jeremy Parzen sounds the alarm.

Future Forward
Predictions in wine.

New England’s Winemakers Don’t Care How They Do It in California
Not for old farts, says the author.

This Storied Champagne House’s Forward-Thinking Cellar Master Could Be Changing the Industry
A true innovator.

Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne
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Esther Mobley talks with Jacqueline Person.

How to Drink Your Way Around the New Proposed Wine Tariffs
Elin offers some alternatives.

Zachys Calls for Push Back on 100% Tariffs
And who wouldn’t?

Tariffs, ‘mouse’ and hard seltzer: This was the year in wine
Esther chart’s the year’s stories.

Where there is fire, is there smoke flavor in winegrapes?
A bit of the science.

Mexican Wine is Getting More Popular–And a Lot Better
Time to go!