Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/5/22

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.

A Vineyard’s Comeback, 200 Years in the Making
Everyone loves an underdog.

The Wine Salt Lick
Some exploration of a mysterious wine flavor.

The Red Wines Fueling ‘The Black Wine Guy Experience’ Podcast
MJ Towler shares his favorites.

Jonathan Waters (1962 to 2022) – A Remembrance
A tragic loss for the Bay Area hospitality scene.

Sean Thackrey, Marin’s eccentric, iconoclastic winemaking legend, dies at 79
The Chronicle’s obit.

Marin County Winemaking Iconoclast Sean Thackrey Dies at 79
The Spectator’s version.

The best wines made in Monasteries
Feeling cloistered? Drink this.

The Drop’s Wine Horoscopes for June 2022
Why choose which wine to drink when the stars can do it for you?

Offensively Inoffensive?
Better lists, please.

Duckhorn Portfolio CEO, Alex Ryan, And Team Discuss The IPO Journey And Lessons Learned After First Year
So far so good.

‘The weather has been so cold’: Oregon wineries wait to assess mid-spring frost damage
Because it still ain’t warm.

Rocky Reach: an in-depth look at Washington’s newest appellation
Sean Sullivan tells us about the newest addition.

Inside Bordeaux’s Most Important and Exclusive Tasting Event
Adam Lechmere talks En Primeur.

How Champagne’s Problems Could Benefit Other Sparkling Wine Categories
There’s a bubble boom.

Andrew Jefford: ‘Can wine help us make sense of tragedy?’
Andrew Jefford thinks so.

Volcanic Hillsides and Historic Vineyards: Meet Napa’s Mayacamas Region
Virginie Boone cruises the Mayacamas.

A Tribute to Sean Thackrey, A California Wine Legend
And Virginie remembers Sean.

These Winemakers Are Raising the Bar for Canned Wines
Two Shepherds go canned.

The World’s First Queer Wine Festival Is Happening in Oregon Later This Month
Pride in the vineyard.

How Vermont Became New England’s Natural Wine Destination
Slowly but surely.

Our Legacy Harvested works to diversify the wine industry in Oregon
Great work going on here.

Tasting Liber Pater, the world’s most expensive wine at £30k a bottle
But no photos at the table.

After years of glitzy auctions, Napa Valley Vintners are now settling into a more sedate operating mode.
A new format.

Sophia Longhi: why we need more women working in wine
Because it will make everything better.

Ukrainian wines seek independents
Buy Ukranian wine!

Why Many of California’s Best-Known Winemakers Flock to Amador County
Good grapes.