Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/16/20

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.

Where Is Wine Going? Thoughts From Doug Frost
Tom Hyland talks with Doug Frost.

Natural Winemakers are Disrupting Australian Wine with Unfiltered Passion
Diversity is good.

Possible 100% Tariffs Loom Large Over U.S. Wine Industry
Indeed they do.

The World’s Diverging Wine Tastes
The title of this article should be “everyone wants the same thing.” I don’t see divergence I see homogeneity.

Don’t Care About Tariffs on European Wines? How About the Value of Your House?
Another angle on the situation.

Trump’s 100 percent tariff could mean your Champagne is toast
Harmon Skurnik lays it on the line the day before the tariffs reprieve.

Try Hungary’s Tokaji, but keep it dry
Jancis likes herself some Furmint.

Wine talk: The Eastern Mediterranean pioneers
Heroes of the region.

Rioja Gran Reserva, a Wine Beginning to Be Shaped by Time
Eric Asimov goes searching for time.

Firefighters Called to Save 420-Gallon Bottle of Red Wine
Of course. Save the wine!

What to do with leftover wine? Relax.
Dave McIntyre talks preservation.

French Wine Looks Beyond the US
Kathleen Wilcox on Wine Paris.

Why Now Is the Best Time to Drink Aged California Wines
A primer from Ted Loos.

Riesling Master Eva Fricke Says, “Question Everything”
Wine Enthusiast interview with a brilliant winemaker.

Wine Tariff Restraint a Mixed Blessing
Blake Gray follows up on what’s next now that the big tariffs are off the table.

Why You Need to Care About Wine Tariffs (and What People Are Doing About It)
Mark Stock on the Tariffs.

Measuring Wine’s Natural Chauvinism
Who searches for local producers.

Philip James Files Defamation Suit Against Paul Mabray
This will be an interesting one to watch.

“Crisp and fresh:” AI wine writing strikes again
Jeff battles the bots.

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Drinks Industry
Cratering tourism for starters.

Terroir and humans – a valuable symbiosis?
Antonio digs deep.

Laura Catena Works On Two Continents – As Physician And Winemaker
Tom Mullen profiles Laura Catena

The curious case of the OLCC’s labeling battle with California’s Copper Cane Wines
Michael Alberty on Elouan.

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley
Politico wades in.