Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/13/20

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.

For American Wine Producers, Fear, Uncertainty and Hope
Eric Asimov checks in on the state of the industry.

How Do You Harvest Grapes and Make Wine in a Pandemic?
How indeed.

Santa Barbara County Vintners Donate Wine to SoCal Hospital Workers
So well deserved.

If Restaurants Go Away, Everything Will Collapse
Bobby Stuckey runs it down.

For the Love of Wine and Wisdom
Andrea beautifully remembers her friend and mentor Roger Scruton.

Coronavirus’ Continued Brutal Impact On The Wine Business
Liza Zimmerman reports.

Jane Anson: the ‘Inside’ track on Bordeaux and the En Primeurs
The lady on the inside.

How ancient trumps modern
Low tech resilience.

Wine online – lockdown learning
Study at home.

Pennsylvania’s pandemic response — a return to Prohibition
When the only place to buy booze is a state-run store and they close….

Natural wine defined
Jancis weighs in.

How Can We Make Virtual Wine Tastings Less Sucky?
Please listen to Amber.

How California North Coast wineries are surviving during shelter orders that shutter big sources of sales
Call centers.

Restaurants Selling Off Their Wine Cellars Face a Catch-22
You can’t have your treasured bottles and sell them too.

The coronavirus wine diaries, volume 2
What Esther is drinking.

Raising a Glass, Remotely
The NYT on virtual tastings.

Can Virtual Wine Tastings Ever Really Substitute for Real-Life Interaction
Not really.

The California Wine Industry Adjusts to the New Not-Normal
Not normal, indeed. Stories from around the state.

Serbia’s wine producers hit hard by coronavirus lockdown
Different place, same problem.

Would You Like Some Romanée-Conti with Your Fries?
Whatever it takes.

Bay Area restaurants sell off rare wines to make money during coronavirus shelter in place
Esther goes window shopping.

Crisis in Chablis: wine hit by frost, drought and now coronavirus
Pinning hopes on a “big party” when lockdown ends.

The 2016 Barolo is Here at Last
Tom Hyland likes what he tastes.

COVID-19 puts a cork in profits for Tokyo’s wine bars
And everywhere else.

California with Just a Hint of Burgundy
Just a hint.

The Allure and Anxiety of Drinking Alone in Quarantine
Alice Feiring on the rare privilege.

82-Year-Old in Lockdown Holds up Sign Demanding More Wine
And becomes internet-famous.

Covid Infects Logistics, Especially Independent Wineries
Any number of problems.

As Wine Sales Boom, Distribution Channels Scramble to Keep Pace
The other side of the coin.

How Might Resveratrol and Red Wine’s Antiaging Properties Work? Study Reveals New Possibilities
The great activator.