Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/15/22

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.

From the Land of Bold Reds: 10 Superb Spanish Whites
Helluva lineup.

Rare Wines and the Man Who Hunts Them
I wonder what that German wine from 1727 tastes like…?

Transcending Our Binary Bonds
Good vs. bad vs….

Seeing clearly – alternative packaging
Jancis on LVMH’s new bottles.

Wine and Inflation: Will the Rising Tide Lift Wine’s Boat?
More questions than answers about why wine prices haven’t done the same as other goods.

The Myth Of Aristocracy
Oh, those classifications.

Ukrainian Cyberwarfare Targets Russian Wine Market
Hackers mess with distribution.

The Ancient Technique That Could Save a Vineyard from Ruin
A Biochar seminar.

Why I’ll always love a wine bar
Who doesn’t love “an old school drinking den?”

Colombia for wine lovers
On the bucket list.

Cheers to freedom: The drinks that embody one man’s fighting spirit
A refugee’s wine project.

What Does a Wine Consultant Do (And How Can You Become One)?
Same answer for both: drink a lot of wine.

Edmond de Rothschild Heritage purchases Central Otago winery Akarua
High profile M&A.

‘We Are All Part of the Same Cycle’: Winemakers Embrace Agroforestry Amid Climate Change
Adding geese. But don’t call it quackery.

Sonoma’s Battle for the Vineyard Workers
Who gets to represent the unrepresented?

Is Sicily the Underrated Wine Capital of the World?
Hard to say it’s underrated now…

Shining a Light on South African Wine
An interview with WOSA.

Turns Out a Ponzi Scheme Involving Rare Wine Bottles Is Still a Ponzi Scheme
Alas, far too common.

DO Penedès announces the first “Vi de Mas” wines
Yet one more thing for MS and MW students to memorize.

Making of a 100-Point Wine: A Barolo of Rare Elegance and Energy
Believe the hype, says Kerin O’Keefe.

The port house seeking out rare and hidden liquid to sell in perfume bottles
But is it still wine if you spray it out of a mister into your mouth?

Why the wines of Alsace shine so brightly
Barely scratching the surface.

Are Sheep a Crucial Ingredient for Vineyards and Ecosystems?
Eric Asimov on a pioneer of regenerative agriculture.

‘No longer hidden figures’: Association of African American Vintners celebrates 20th anniversary
Worth celebrating.

Devil’s Advocate – In Praise of Pink
I think rosé’s “dismissal” is a little overstated here.

Syrah or Shiraz: which camp are you in?
An excerpt from Oz Clarke’s new book. Call it a love letter.

California researchers say there’s a better way to detect wine ‘smoke taint’ from wildfires
Measuring phenols rather than precursors.

California North Coast wine grape season off to wild-weather start amid frost, water concerns
One heck of a ride.

Capitalist Kevin and Doomsday Dan
Robert Camuto meets…

How to Navigate the Growing Diversity of Orange Wine
It’s a wide, wide orange world.