Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/20/21

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.

How Your Deceiving Eyes Can Change the Taste of Wine
Don’t buy those fancy colored wine glasses, says David Brown.

A Shop That Only Sells Orange Wine Just Opened in NYC
While I can’t wait to shop there, and hope she does well, this is quite……niche.

How Wine Brought Me In From the Outside
Great story of how someone fell in love with wine and found her place in it.

The One Wine of my Heart
Lovely piece.

Will Loïc Pasquet of Liber Pater turn Georgia into a fine-wine frontier?
The Georgians would tell you it’s already one.

‘We’d drink Yellowtail if the alternative was death’ says Wine Twitter
An instant classic.

The Darker Side of Rosé Wine
Come to the dark side.

Cava rules shake up could ‘massively increase consumer indifference’

Cava’s Last Shot at Survival
And on a more serious note.

A Wine From Nowhere
They’re tasty (I say), but Eric Asimov says that isn’t enough.

Lord of the Gringets: An Appreciation
This is gutting news.

A Sommelier Shares Her Most Harrowing Wine Stories
Trust me, you want to read this one!

Washington Adds Two American Viticultural Areas
More names coming soon to a wine label near you.

Distorted, Bizarre Food Smells Haunt Covid Survivors
Super interesting story.

Blind Ambition: the film following Zimbabwe’s first “Wine Olympics” team
Can’t wait to see it.

Rioja can be golden too
Jancis enjoys some Viura.

A Very Affordable, Great-Tasting Substitute for Super Tuscan Wines
Chile overdelivers, for sure.

Shanghai police busts fake Penfolds and Bordeaux
News from on the ground.

The Differences Between Mountain and Valley Wines, Explained
A very quick primer for a steep learning curve.

Truce Called in Wine Tariff War
‘Bout Time.

Wine Industry Benefits From Resolution Of The Airbus, Boeing Trade Dispute
Even made NPR.

Celebrating Black-owned wineries and Black winemakers, a true rarity in the world of wine
Names to know.

Food & Wine Game Changers
A cool set of profiles.

Everyone Is Talking About Piquette—But What Is It, Exactly?
The PBR of wine.

How This Armenian Wine Company Is Disrupting the Wine Industry
Dunno about disruption, but they have some good wines.

Coravin launches preservation system for sparkling wine
They’ve been working on this for a long time. Cool to see it launched.

Does fugu sperm wine help men be ‘stronger’ and celebrate Father’s Day?
I honestly didn’t know this was a thing.

Napa wineries report off-the-charts demand for $500-plus tastings
Even the $950 ones.

What tourism downturn? Napa wineries report off-the-charts demand for $500-plus tastings
Esther has a more in-depth look.

Meet the youngest professional winemaker in the UK
Cool profile.