Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/26/21

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.

Bubbles Rising
Tyler Colman on the impending shortage.

Grape Pickers Crash Lavish Sonoma Winery Banquet Demanding Better Wildfire Protections
As they should.

St. Helena grower files lawsuit against vintner over $50,000 worth of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Smoke is the thing.

France loses one in six wine estates over a decade
Kinda brutal.

Unheard of – young vines shattered by frost in Bordeaux

Popping Wine’s Price-Hike Myth
Blake Gray digs into the the reality.

‘Next year, I want to drink wine with the people who made it’
Thats a nice goal.

Renowned French Oenologist Philippe Cambie Dies
Another obit.

How Napa Executive Carlton McCoy Is Opening The Door For Diversity In The Wine Industry
Another Carlton profile.

Mom stunned over 5-year-old son’s first written sentence — ‘I like wine’
Sounds like my kid.

Why the future of wine might come in a flat bottle
Fits in a mail slot.

Jancis Robinson on the best time to drink seriously expensive wine
A nice holiday story from Jancis.

After four harrowing years of smoke and fires, Bay Area wineries rejoice in a ‘normal’ harvest
A “redemption harvest”

20 Minutes With: Wine Enthusiast President and Publisher Jacqueline Strum
Now in charge of the family business.

The What and Why of Orange Wines
Wine School does skin contact.

The orange wine comeback: Ancient technique enjoys a resurgence
So does Long Island.

California has a compelling new sparkling winery, with bubbles that evoke a brisk coastal breeze
Esther Mobley profiles Haliotide.

Journey for this female winemaker leads to challenging role in Sonoma County where ‘there is always more to learn’
Time to stop saying “female winemaker”

A New Type of Gimmick Wine Has Hit the Market
Where’s the puke emoji when you need it?