Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/3/20

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.

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Chardonnay Clones Around the World
Sean Sullivan gets into it.

Champagne’s Workhorse Grape Steps into the Spotlight
Meunier FTW.

Post Lock-Down Opportunity for Wineries
Rob McMillan does what he does best. Analyze.

A $7 million fund for out-of-work bartenders could end up not helping most applicants. Why?
Not promising.

Can California Zinfandel Get Its Groove Back?
Matt Kettman on the malaise and its next incarnation.

Möet: Diversity is Key in Rosé Champagne Production
Warm grapes, apparently, too.

The disintegration of the wine tourism economy
Everybody hurts.

South African Wine Exports Resume for the Second Time
Not a moment too soon.

Why I love Pinot Noir
Anthony Hamilton Russell speaks.

Berkeley’s Donkey and Goat Winery is throwing a drive-through wine party
The pickup party reinvented.

The Latest News from Italy’s Wineries and Wine Groups
The Drinks Business checks in with a few.

Wine Importers Battle an Increasingly Volatile Market
Feels like a yo-yo.

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics
You think some wine glasses are ridiculous now?

The Tricky Dance of Sharing a Winery in the Pandemic Era
Eric Asimov checks in with a group trying to take care of business.

Pandemic effects – northern v southern hemisphere
Nick Lander checks in on some producers.

In defense of buttery Chardonnay
Aint nuttin wrong with a little buttah, says Esther.

A chip off the Mondavi block
Jancis talks with the newest generation.

Joe Fattorini: just what makes a wine ‘comforting’?
Joe tries to answer the question.

Australian wineries seek to recover from bushfire ruin
Adam Lechmere checks in down-under with some heartbreaking stories..

Sake Brewers Are Turning to Wine for Inspiration
A great article about what is new.

A Mental Health Guide for Beverage and Hospitality Professionals
Unfortunately something people need more than ever.

Alcohol and anxiety: Dallas doctor and wine expert shares his thoughts on drinking during a pandemic
Glass of wine or Xanax? The choice is easy.

The latest on mouse, the wine taint of our times
Geek info on mouse taint.