Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/12/20

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.

Part Two: Making the World Safe from Bad Wine Education
Terry take two.

Wine Dodges the Tariff Bullet
Yes, but there’s another tariff under consideration.

Turning the Tables on Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
The original wine couple speaks.

Sonoma County to close indoor dining, bars, wine tasting on Monday
Too open, too soon.

Want to work the Napa grape harvest? Due to visa freeze, opportunities abound this year
The opportunity of a lifetime?

‘It’s tougher than the civil war’: Lebanon’s famed wine industry faces ruin in country’s economic collapse
Buy more Lebanese wine. But save me some Musar.

The ‘miracle’ en primeur campaign
People bought, regardless.

A promising new treatment against fungal diseases
You had me at robot.

For Wine Country’s Black Winemakers, The Days of Invisibility Are Over
The spotlight shines.

South Africa Bans Alcohol Sales Again
Insult to injury.

André Morgenthal and How the Old Vine Project is Saving South Africa’s Heritage Vines
Super interesting discussion.

The Russian Wine Industry from A to Z (2020)
Everything you never wanted to know?

Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power Were Grossed Out By What Was In Wine, So They Made Their Own
Prepare to be grossed out by this article.

Burton Anderson’s 50-year view of Italian wine
The old-school perspective.

A Reckoning on Race at the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas
Excellent in-depth reporting.

Paying Homage to Burgundy’s Baby Jesus
L’enfant Jesus and his underwear.

Their Powers Combined, Wine and Hip Hop Are Great Social Equalizers
An interesting read.

This winemaker to the stars has opened a Sonoma tasting room of his own — here’s a preview
The new Aperture destination.

Why is There so Much Celebrity Rosé?
Blame Brangelina.

Pinot Noir’s Past, Present and Uncertain Future in Burgundy
Fragility and Resilience, says Anne Krebiehl.

U.S. Targets Soap But Not Wine in Counter to French Digital Tax
One down, one to go.

U.S. Will Impose Tariffs on French Goods in Response to Tech Tax
The Times covers the tariff news, too.

How This Woman From India Created A French Wine Label
Interesting story.

Christy Frank on Finding Success as a Retailer in a Changed Era
Thoughtful and passionate.

Lucas is the winery that persuaded the Supreme Court to allow shipping wine across state lines
Mike Dunne tells us to whom we owe thanks.