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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/29/19

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.

Meet the Heidsiecks: a new force in wine
Jancis on Champagne.

Australian Winery Owner Soothes Burnt Vines With Tears as Temperatures Soar
Not much comfort.

Making the Case for Négociant Burgundy
Vicky Denig on Jadot.

Champagne’s Latest Vintage of the Century
2012 shaping up for excellence.

The French just aren’t quaffing Champagne the way they once did
But everyone else is.

Slovenian wine is fast gaining recognition in US
For good reason.

The best way to see France’s wine country is via boat
Says Vogue.

What lies ahead for wine in 2020?
Andrew Jefford offers some thoughts.

Putting the Brine in Wine
Salty wine? What gives.

France’s Hybrid Wine Future
Even Champagne contemplates hybrids.

Remembering a True Aussie Battler
Saying goodbye to Hazel Murphy.

What will be the next big thing in Greek wine after Santorini?
Assyrtiko from elsewhere.

Looking through the wine glass at 2020
Esther Mobley offers predictions.

As Threat of European Wine Looms, Brazil Industry Seeks Aid
Some good stuff in Brazil.

The age of cannabis rosé is here. Do the weed wines taste like bong water?
Esther Mobley takes one for the team.

Today’s Chablis Has More Women Winemakers Than Ever
More is better.

Sustainable Wine? Or Just Greenwashing?
Kathleen Wilcox asks some relevant questions.

A Closer Look at Two Big Wine Deals
Blake Gray offers his opinions.

Georges Duboeuf: ‘Pope of Beaujolais’ wine dies aged 86
RIP to another industry legend.

Winemakers are Using Cutting-Edge Data and Centuries-Old Wisdom to Combat Climate Change
Cathy knows data.

Brazil’s sparkling wine producers carve a growing niche
Some of it is pretty good.

Horror Christmas for Adelaide Hills wineries
Truly awful.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma’s Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out
We need to know this history.

The World of Wine: Visualizing an Industry Ripe for Disruption
Fun with infographics.

The “Father of Ampelography” Dies in France
RIP Pierre Galet.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis
In case you weren’t clear on how bad they are.

Wine grape growers felt the squeeze in 2019, and 2020 looks no friendlier
Too much wine, still.

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