Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/2/20

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.

Beaujolais to be granted rights for Bourgogne AOC production
Still just a proposal, but still totally crazy. Who wants Gamay to be labeled “Bourgogne?”

Marc Delienne, a new natural winegrower in Fleurie
Jamie Goode profiles Delienne.

Minerality: A new definition
John Szabo says we should keep it simple. And salty.

Wine Has a Design Problem
Yes indeed.

‘Have Fun on the Journey,’ says Aslina Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela
Wine Enthusiast talks with the South African pioneer.

A New Generation of Natural-Wine Producers Is Revolutionizing Italy’s Lazio Region
Sarah May Grunwald knows the region.

Unraveling the Master Sommelier Exam Cheating Scandal
Courtney Schiessl rounds up what we know, and all we don’t.

Wine Slump Threatens California Vineyard Cull
Too many vines, so some have to go, says Blake Gray.

Oil Spill Claims in Wine Cork Lawsuit
Nasty business.

Goodbye cabernet sauvignon. How climate change will end wine as we know it.
Nothing like a sensationalist headline.

How New York Became The Third-Largest Wine Producing State
Tomas Pellechia watches NY grow.

Bottom Falls Out of Bordeaux Prices
And think what will happen with tariffs?

Chenin Blanc Is Making a Comeback Thanks to These West Coast Vineyards
Sara Schneider on the new white gold.

Rare 17th Century Wine Bottles Worth a Fortune Unearthed in England
Back when the rich had their own bottlings.

Contaminant-Sniffing Dogs Save Bay Area Wineries From Shipping Tainted Wine
Find the cork, Rex!

The Advocacy Issue
Wine Enthusiast drives conversations for change.

With Responsible Labor Practices and Land Stewardship, Sonoma Becomes 99% Sustainable
One of those conversations.

Reaching Out to Wine’s Lost Generations
Don Kavanaugh talks to Millennials.

Why Is Everyone So Obsessed with Funky Wine?
Wines that smell like horse and taste of heaven, he says.

Gorgona: a winery with a difference
Farmed by convicts.

One Woman’s Quest to Rebuild Bosnia’s Economy Through Wine
Cool story, and look at that vineyard!

Why You Should Be Drinking Austrian Sekt
The Joy of Sekt.

Perle of the Willamette
LM Archer compares and contrasts.

Minerality continued
Jancis on a recent London talk.

Minerality for the masses?
And more opinions on the “M” word.