Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/26/21

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.

Bordeaux winemakers stand trial for ‘rigging’ Grand Cru rankings
Quite interesting.

Scientists Develop Organic Cure for Pierce’s Disease
Amazing news, if it works.

France and Russia plan talks to take fizz out of champagne dispute
Moscow will be bubbly again soon.

When it comes to canned wine, these sisters love to break the rules
The largest black-owned wine company in America, says the LA times.

Precious Metals and Varied Vines: Paso Robles’s History Goes Deep Underground
Quicksilver to wine.

Global wine supply chain buckles under Covid-19, causing severe shipping delays
Why your wine may be late.

The Deep and Dark Delights of Petite Sirah
Jeff Siegel is an advocate.

Horses Return to French Vineyards, Bringing Joy
And fewer lonely vignerons, apparently.

Mystery on The Bottling Line
Wine. Never boring.

A Tale of Two Women, One Winery, and Some of California’s Most Coveted Bottles
Camins2Dreams is having a moment.

The Applegate Valley Offers Oregon Winemakers a Quiet Place to Experiment
With a big shout out to Troon.

What Does It Mean for a Wine To Be Alive?
But no mention of sterile filtration or how many wines have been.

TikTok Creators Bring Barrier-Free Joy to Wine
A survey of the form.

2021 writing competition – who won?
Winners of Jancis’ wine writing competition.

By the Bottle: Jeff Siegel
Another journalist profiled.

The World’s Most Ambitious Wine Tasting
Erste Lage, baby.

How tech is changing how we buy wine
Slowly, slowly.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs Go Wild
Who’da thunk it? Wild yeasts?

Inside one of California’s most promising new wineries, harvesting fruit in unexpected places
Another little brand with an interesting story.

A Growing Movement to Revive Kansas Wine
Before California there was… Kansas Wine.

Napa wines needn’t be the benchmark. Let’s appreciate what other regions do well, too.
Dave has it arights.

Oregon Officials Fine California Winery $50,000 for Falsely Labeling Its Pinot Noir
A slap on the wrist, basically.

Winemaker Tara Gomez talks grapes, wine and her Chumash winery
Tara continues to rightly receive the spotlight.

Taking a New Look at Old Vines
Vicki Denig digs in.

Sonoma Valley wildfire sends buzz through some winery tasting rooms
Quickly contained, thankfully.

The Human Factor
A thoughtful and important article.

Last Year, the Drinks Industry Made a Commitment to Diversity. Here’s What Has Changed
Some solid initiatives, here.

How Germany’s Ahr region found a way to sell wine after a devastating flood
Still a struggle.

Is It Time to Kick the (Wine) Can?
And by “kick” he means drink.

Tim James: When wine becomes wearying work
Stepping away from the Platter.

La Palma volcano causes trouble for wine producers
Tough going in the Canaries.

Oregon Vintage Beats the Heat
Dodges the steaming bullet.

Without federal aid for wildfires, California’s wine industry could collapse, vintners say
Now it’s a congressional concern.

Females in the Field—How Women in the Vineyard Make for Better Wine Business

Why Austria is the next great fine wine region
Yes! I agree.

Collectable California: the wines you need to know
Some of these are the expected names, but some are headscratchers.

Kerne, Broto-Mur earn Master Sommelier diplomas
They deserve congratulations to be sure. But adding two more white men isn’t a good look.

The Purista
Fun story by Robert Camuto.