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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/5/20

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.

How The Wine World Is Coping With Coronavirus
Amanda Barnes on the topic.

Wineries Pull Out All the Stops for COVID-19 Relief
The Spectator rounds up the efforts.

The Grand Cru Rangen de Thann: A Vineyard’s Story
The story of a vineyard.

Crisis Sales Surge is “Stunning” but Not Sustainable
Take what we can get?

Getting Tipsy at Home in Your Underwear
I’m 100 points on kalsarikännit.

Letter from Italy: “I’m hopeful for what tomorrow will bring” by Piero Mastroberardino.
Another letter from Italy.

Does natural wine need official regulation?
Simon Woolf suggests, yes.

The best wines I’ve drunk in my coronavirus quarantine, so far
Esther shares her empty bottles.

How to sell wine
While everyone else is buying.

Update from a COVID-19 sufferer
A Master of Wine writes from the recovery ward.

How do L.A. wine shops keep business flowing during a pandemic?
Keep on keepin’ on.

Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?
The $64,000,000 question.

Of Flood and Fire
Collaborating to make OR Chardonnay better.

Coronavirus brings quick changes to state alcohol laws
Thank heavens.

17 San Francisco Wine Shops Open For Pickup and Delivery
For my local readers.

California Wine Pros Are Auctioning Napa’s Best Bottles to Support Restaurant Workers
Buy lots, please.

Cult Napa Wine Auction for Restaurant Workers
Blake Gray is talking about it, too.

California Wineries Hold Huge Auction to Raise Funds for Restaurant Workers
And one more from Food & Wine.

COVID-19: NZ’s wine industry reacts to the pandemic
Following in the global wake.

Love in the Time of Covid-19
Chad Melville thinks and drinks and wanders the vineyard.

Made in clay (1): Talha Day, a festival of amphora wines
Oooh. Gotta get to this the next time it happens.

Wine Deliveries: What Are the Options?
Eric Asimov reviews our options.

How to Maintain Healthy Drinking Habits During Quarantine
How not to change your job title on LinkedIn to “Stay at Home Alcoholic.”

Online wine sales surge, but you can still (safely) support your local shop
Dave McIntyre says shop local.

Drink Your Best Wine Now–Who Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring
The case for pulling the good bottles.

Only You Can Save the Wine World
Buy early and often.

This San Francisco Michelin star restaurant converts its dining room into a wine shop
Wine by Spruce.

A Timely Wine Tonic from Deepest Patagonia
Blake Gray visits Patagonia through bottles.

Bay Area drinking 42% more alcohol than usual while sheltering in coronavirus pandemic
Doing our part!

Restaurants Are Selling Their Trophy Bottles to Make it Through the Pandemic
And we should be buying.

To Survive, a Michelin-Starred San Francisco Restaurant Is Now Selling Rare Bottles of Wine
Manresa cellar with to-go orders.

Some of Chicago’s best restaurants are letting you raid their wine cellars
Alinea to go? Oh man.

Sauvignon Blanc Gets Serious on California’s Central Coast
Matt Kettman drinks and talks.

How Will Climate Change Impact California Wine?

Oregon’s wine industry chases safety and sales in the coronavirus era
As does everyone.

The State of California Wine
Ray Isle on what’s new and next.

“Mother Nature is a Fascinating Beast,” Says Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink
A brief interview.

Coronavirus: News and Resources for Drinks Professionals
Get help here.

Victoria James Tells Her Story
The best interview with James I’ve seen yet.

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