Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/2/22

Happy New Year, and 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.

The Differences Between Wild and Cultivated Yeast, Explained
A quick primer.

Portugal’s Douro Superior Region Takes Its Time
Timeless, you might say.

The Wild World of Wine-Sipping Peloton Riders
Who knew?

California Cabernet Beyond the Stereotypes
And beyond Napa.

Julie Cavil: Krug’s Reine de Remuage
A quick interview with the new chef du cave.

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’
Andrew Jefford loves company.

What Are The Future Digital Technology Trends In Wine? New OIV Study Reveals Answers
7 of 9 are not consumer facing.

Turkish wines risk drying up as economic and climate crises grow
A tragedy in the making.

Have scientists cracked the best way to drink champagne?

No-Sweat Answers to Some Basic Wine Questions
Some common ones, and some not-so-common ones.

The stories that defined California wine in 2021
Esther Mobley’s roundup.

2021: In Memoriam
All the wine names we lost this past year.

What The Pros Know: The Future Is A Diversity Of Sparkling Wine
Never been a better time to be sparkling.

The Elephant in the Cellar: The Unspoken Challenges for Mothers in Wine
Not a level playing field.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People Awards
The annual list.

The water footprint in Sonoma County wine
An important topic.

In the World’s Southernmost Wine Region, Tasting Local Pinot Noirs Beside Penguins
Get thee to Patagonia.

NBC’s ‘Grand Crew’ Puts Black Wine Lovers in Primetime
More diversity in wine is good.

The Uncertain Wine Collector
We’ve all met that person.

Outside of its consumption, wine has no meaning
In the same vein.

Bruna Giacosa: The Boss of Barolo
And Barbaresco.

An app beloved by wine geeks grew during the pandemic. The founder explains what’s next
Cellartracker continues to grow.

How Covid-19 affected wines and winegrowers around the world from New Zealand to California and Sicily
Tough times all around.

New Year’s resolutions revisited
What Jancis thought she’d be doing 2 years ago.

Porch Wine After the Storm in New Orleans
Loved this story. This is what wine is all about.

Sparkling Wine: That Quizzical Fizz
Fast and fun facts about bubbles.

Mulling Over Spiced Wine
Felicity shares her secrets.

The London bar owner taking the Elon Musk approach to wine
Interesting, but not quite sure about the Musk part….

Maisons and Mémoires: A new era for Champagne Henriot
A profile of what’s new (and old) at Henriot.