Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/31/20

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.

The Sonoma Mountaintop where Volcanic Soils Create Marquee Wines
Virginie Boone on the Moon Mountain District.

Consider Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise For Wine Values
Tom Mullen on the South.

Deep in the vines of France’s natural wine underground
Off to the Loire.

Jancis Robinson on the best in low (and high) alcohol wines
Balance big and small.

Halliday: why I’m selling my rare wines
Too many to drink.

The Pull of France’s Bandol Wine Region

In a German Restaurant, the Sommelier Lifts His Mask to Smell the Wine
The reopening begins.

Bordeaux Wine Châteaux Slowly Reopen While Limited En Primeur Tastings Begin
Sanitize early and often.

Rediscovering Wine After Covid-19
A neurologist gets anosmia, and then gets back more than he lost.

How Italian Wine Producers See The Future
Lana Bortolot talks to a few.

Orange Wine is Trending for All the Right Reasons
There’s only one good reason. 

The SoCal Wine Country Where Experimentation Reigns Supreme
Matt Kettmann strays southerly.

South African wine industry on its knees as lockdown set to ease
Tough times.

The convoluted logic behind California’s winery tasting room reopening plan
Food and wine are not an easy marriage in one respect.

The California Iconoclasts Producing Approachable Yet Cellarable Wines
And then Kettmann moves north.

The Science Behind the Main Wine Aromas, Explained
Geek zone ahead. In a good way.

British Columbia is auditioning pinot noir as its signature grape
Fifty years too soon.

Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back
Adam Lee disagrees with Blake Gray.

The Future of Virtual Wine Tourism
Just strap on these goggles.

Reopened, The Hospitality Industry Will Pivot To Technology, Says One Industry Service Provider
Says the hammer to the nail. But, they’re right.

Snowy Mountain magic
Jancis reviews Tumbarumba.

Rock Solid
Milton-Freewater in the spotlight.

Can Rootstock Trials Save Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon?
There have got to be better options.

North Coast wineries fight for survival amid the coronavirus pandemic
Debilitating is the word that comes to mind.