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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/7/20


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.

Being Black in the White World of Wine
Dorothy Gaiter speaks.

The Aromatic Grapes Behind Austria’s Best White Wines
Anne Krebiehl knows her grapes.

Wines from Savoie: the new Jura?
So good.

Relief All Round as Napa Reopens
Yes, but will they come?

Napa Valley wineries ready to welcome Bay Area visitors
Reservations required.

23 Black-Owned Wineries Worth Supporting Right Now
A good list.

Napa County reopens wineries; Sonoma County greenlights indoor dining, wineries, retail
Slowly, surely.

What corks can reveal about the wine in your bottle
Dave McIntyre looks closely.

Napa Valley wineries begin to reopen
Sort of.

Wine Spectator’s Marvin Shanken Tops List of Wine Industry Donors Supporting Trump, Newly Compiled Data Shows
The gotcha list comes out.

Currently Obsessed With: This Orange Wine From Puglia Is Getting Me Through Quarantine

Oregon Chardonnay Escapes the Buttery Clichés
Eric Asimov on this week’s Wine School assignment

The Climate Phenomenon that Produces Wines with ‘Electric Acidity’
What a fetching shift.

Drinkers are supporting black-owned wine businesses right now. Will it last?
Let’s hope.

Despite High Sales, COVID-19 Has Taken a Toll on California’s Independent Wineries
We’ve read this story, but should keep reading it.

Twisted Oak, the only winery in the Rubber Chicken National Forest
Mike Dunne visits El Jefe.

Bricoleur, the Sonoma County winery that opened in the middle of a pandemic
Crazy timing.

What’s Next in Wine’s New Normal?
James Lawrence doesn’t have a definitive answer. No one does.

Does The Wine Industry Have A Racism Problem?
Of course it does. Just look at the faces.

Governor Newsom Says California Winery Tasting Rooms Can Reopen
And the industry breathes again.

Falkner Winery catches fire late last night in Temecula Wine Country

Richard Hemming MW on lockdown life in Singapore
Richard wishes for more.

Ballo diVino – how Walter fell for wine
The beginnings of a palate.

The problem with biodynamics: myths, quacks and pseudoscience
A must read. 

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew
“Robots armed” is not my favorite phrase. And that photo? Terrifying.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Gains Two New AVAs
Say a big hello to Tualatin Hills and the Laurelwood District!

How Wineries Are Preparing for Harvest in a Year Like No Other
Tina Caputo digs deep.

Fighting fakes | A guide to buying wine in China
Advice for all consumers.

From the Vine: What Fred Dexheimer, MS Predicts for the World of Wine
Fred talks from quarantine. Mostly about cocktails.

A Pristine Roman Mosaic Is Discovered Deep Beneath a Vineyard. Was It from an 1,800-Year-Old Winery?
Is it me, or does that look like Photoshop?

Chinese consumers change their wine habits
And drink more in quarantine.

UK Wineries Expect Revenue to Fall by Average of 52%
Ouch. Bet Champagne is much the same.

Champagne Really Feeling the Pandemic Pain
Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Oregon’s tasting rooms reopen slowly, cautiously
Prudence is good.

Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vines Now a Reality After Years of Research
Geeky, but hugely important.

How the pandemic could re-shape the on-trade
Robert Joseph sees ch-ch-ch-changes.

What Heidegger teaches us about drinking and thinking
Both are important.

Ixsir: the new star on the Lebanese wine scene
Jamie Goode on a new label from Lebanon.

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