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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/24/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on 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.

This pandemic, I’m drinking through the souvenir wine I’ve collected since I was 14
Let’s hope she stored it well.

The Best European Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of
Serbia.

Time for US Wine to Follow the EU
Agreed. Except, we don’t as a rule.

Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.
Dave McIntyre gives wine tasting 101.

The Gold Standard For An Emerging Sparkling Wine Country And The Couple Behind It
Catherine Todd profiles Nyetimber

‘California Always Delivers’: Why Wine Might Be a Wiser Investment Amid a Volatile Stock Market
Just drink it, please.

How to taste wine when you’ve lost your senses
Max Allen gets over anosmia.

In Malta, Roman Ruins and Natural Wine Bars Sit Side by Side
Get thee to Malta.

Napa Restaurants Open, Tasting Rooms Stay Shut
But is it too early?

Napa Valley shouldn’t expect tourism to substantially bounce back until 2021
Ouch. 

Biochar: the Vineyard’s Next Big Thing
Just ask Randall Grahm, 5 years ago.

Inside Bordeaux by Jane Anson: The châteaux, the wines and their terroir
First look at Jane Anson’s book.

Jefford: The language of wine
Andrew Jefford on tasting.

In defence of wine influencers
Robert Joseph loves him some Instagram?

A Tiny, Eco-Friendly Oregon Subappellation Goes Beyond Pinot Noir
Paul Gregutt talks Ribbon Ridge.

Fine wine after the pandemic
What people think are going to happen.

Méthode Cap Classique Report
Jamie and Treve taste a lot of SA Sparkling.

Get a WSET qualification without leaving home
Online exams come online.

When the tasting has to stop
Life for wine tasters under quarantine.

How Producers are Rethinking Rosé in 2020
Getting more serious, they say.

Wine Sales Defy Doom and Gloom
Some good with the bad.

Joe Fattorini on social media ‘peacocking’
People showing off on Social Media? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling
Maybe the US will pay attention.