Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/27/22

Hello 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.

Helping Wine to Grow Old Gracefully
Not just for 2 hours.

Inside the Former War Bunker That Contains $2 Billion Worth of Wine
That’s a big hole.

Beautiful Things
Margaret Rand wonders what you get for 600 pounds.

Typicity v authenticity in fine wine
Evolving past conformity.

Affiliate Programs—The Next Wave in Wine Marketing
And don’t forget multi-level-marketing.

North Coast sinking back into ‘Extreme Drought’
Things looked good there for a moment.

Higher and higher: La Rioja Alta continues to climb
Taking tempranillo to new heights.

Turning the Tables on Sean P. Sullivan
The man from Washington.

It’s Time to Rethink South African Pinotage
There are some good ones out there.

As the British Wine Industry Booms, Some Worry About Oversupply
50% of the wineries in England have yet to release a wine?

Naked Wines to reduce weight of 3.5 million bottles
Everyone should be doing this.

A New Wave of TV Shows Is Cracking Open the Conversation About Diversity in Wine
Diversity, bit by bit.

There is good news to talk about!
Rob McMillan says it’s not all gloom and doom.

Global wine consumption has been declining for a long time
Sadly, this is true.

Examining Industry Efforts to Elevate Women in Wine and Spirits
An excellent look at progress and the path ahead.

Russian Top Sommeliers Sign Anti War Petition
Glory to Ukraine!

Wineries are luring top chefs with better work conditions — competing with Wine Country’s finest restaurants
Not a surprise.

Why Pinot Grigio Has Been Unstoppable for More Than 50 Years
Consistent, if innocuous. But there are great versions out there.

A wealthy family’s plans for a Napa vineyard have exploded into controversy. The outcome could define the valley’s future
NIMBYism continues.

Shine On
Oregon wines FTW.

California Growers Left High and Dry
It’s only going to get worse.

New Life in the Old Region of Lisboa
Who doesn’t want a glass of Punker Branco?

The Texas Wine Industry Is Just Getting Started. Grape Farmers Say the End Is Near.
Great piece. Bad news.

108-Year-Old British Woman Credits Her Longevity to a Daily Glass of Red Wine
We should all be so lucky.

How the Internet Has Left Its Mark on Terroir
Eric traces the new communities.

Champagne’s Hopeful Vision of the Future
Numbers are up, but not as high as expected.

Bordeaux wine sales to US see ‘spectacular recovery’
How much is the Pandemic?

Cape crusaders: South African wine on a roll
Jancis on the new Stellenbosch.

Criminal celebrities help Australia’s biggest wine producer fill Chinese void
Tales from the big house.

Ukraine Is A Small But Mighty Market For Wine
Wine scene and wine region.

Wine crime is soaring but a new generation of tech savvy detectives is on the case
But is it a losing battle?

Grenache Moves Into the Spotlight
On the rise.