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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/12/20

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.

Remembering Georges Duboeuf, the ‘King of Beaujolais’
Another remembrance of Duboeuf.

What the next wine decade will bring
Robert Joseph prognosticates.

Somm of the People, All of the Time
An interview with of Emily Wines.

Wine tariffs on France really hurt Americans
Opinion from the Chronicle.

French Winemakers Are Angry About Trump’s Tariffs. American Importers Are Even Angrier

“I use wine as a vehicle to look at what California is.”
An excellent interview with Esther Mobley.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Blazing the Way for Canadian Wine
Profiling Christine Coletta.

Hard Times Ahead for US Wine
The SVB report suggests cloudy skies ahead.

Americans’ wine consumption dropped for the first time in 25 years
Part of the hard times ahead.

The Wine World Waits to See If ‘Catastrophic’ Tariffs Will Take Effect
Breathe. Breathe.

West Berkeley just became California’s hub for natural wine
It was already a hub for “good wine.”Â

St. Helena winery security guard arrested in suspected inside-job burglary
Tsk, tsk.

Why Winemaking Is About More Than Making Wine
A profile of Andre Mack.

Trump’s proposed wine tariffs will hurt Americans, not the French
Jon Bonné says so.

Winery Lawsuit Kicks Out the Jams
And the puns just keep coming.

‘I’m deeply ambivalent’: Winemaker Randall Grahm sells influential Bonny Doon winery
Let’s hope this propels Randall to new heights.

The Wine Pros Bringing Champagne-Style Disgorgement and Low-Intervention Processes to Saké
Innovation in a deeply traditional space.

How You Can Support the Australian Wine Industry After the Fires
In addition to just buying Australian.

Why Mr Merlot is key to the present state of Italian wine
Flying winemaker is flying high indeed.

US wine sellers compare tariffs to Prohibition
Not quite, but close.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Leading with the Future in Mind
A profile of Peter Mondavi, Jr.

The bitter truth
Thoughts on flavor.

How Hungary produced the ‘world’s most expensive wine’
CNN discovers Esscencia. Royal Tokaj discovers marketing.

Co-Fermented Wines Combine Ancient Science with Low-Intervention Ideology
Matt Kettmen on melange.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Research and Passion to Propel Mid-Atlantic Wine
Joe Fiola planting the East Coast.

Wine and the Dry January Syndrome
Mike Veseth looks at the numbers.

The Taste of Smoke
We should get used to it. Sadly.

The future of wine in Asia
Richard Hemming looks east.

The Other Side of the Cork: A Closer Look into Burgundy
The kosher point of view.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Driving Success with Commitment to People and Company Culture
Gretchen Boock is in charge.

Why this wine critic is not doing Dry January
Esther gets paid to drink.

Fires Damage Australian Grapes
It’s bad.

The glyphosate dilemma
Jamie Goode tries to look at both sides.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Unwavering Commitment to Ideals and Causes
Profiling Beth Novak Milliken.

Bushfires and Wine Don’t Mix – 2019/2020 Edition
Andrew Graham rounds up some social media from down under.

Quality scores changed the wine industry, and created confusion
David Morrison goes deep.

After Kincade Fire, Wine Country town in recovery
Healdsburg Persists.

Sonoma County farmers struggle as wineries cut growing contracts amid a grape glut
These stories will continue.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Bringing People Together for the Advancement of the U.S. Wine Industry
Jim Trezise makes the Finger Lakes better.

French Winemakers Are Angry About Trump’s Tariffs. American Importers Are Even Angrier
Anger is good now.

First Wines Bearing Zero Pesticide Residue Label Launch in France
Not a bad idea.

Exploring the Wines of Uruguay
Amanda Barnes provides a 101.

Has the shift to consumerism broken the wine world?
Thought provoking.

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