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.
The DAMASCENE Vineyards’ new vintage releases
These wines are so #@$%ing good.
Devil’s Advocate – Tough(er) Times Ahead
The Good Old Days
In the good old days, things rhymed.
Renaissance for Chile’s Itata Valley
It’s on in Itata.
Profiles in Wine: Agustin Santiago
The folks who do the work.
These Rare-Varietal Wines from Sonoma Are Having a Moment
British winemakers toast to summer heat waves
A bumper harvest.
Copies of Provence rosé on the rise
Copy anything that sells.
Canadian winery owner jailed in China claims innocence and inhuman treatment
Chinese jail probably sucks.
From Santorini to the world
Jancis on the magic of Assyrtiko.
Santorini – pure escapism
A brief guide.
Ukraine becomes the 49th OIV Member State
Buy Ukranian wine!
Napa County sues Hoopes Vineyard winery
Sekt’s appeal: why Austrian sparkling wine is on the rise
The Joy of Sekt.
Wineries Embrace Worms in the Fight to Conserve Water
Vermifiltration. New word for me.
Meet the Real People Making the Most Popular Wines in America
Easy to scorn, these folks make the wine that most people drink.
Tasmania’s flute bubbles over
Fizz worth frothing about.
Can These Farmers Decolonize the Wine Industry?
One vine at a time.
The Wine Lover’s Guide to Vienna
A nice guide.
What really makes California wine different from European wine?
Tradition, says Esther Mobley.
5m bottles of Spanish wine disguised as French in Bordeaux fraud scheme
These are just the ones that got caught.
Five ways Alsace is breaking the winemaking mould
Alsace orange wine FTW.
Georgia’s most heavily guarded wine
Guns and drugs are ok, but grapes? No.
How a church’s tiny vineyard launched one of Sonoma’s most prized wine regions
The story of St. Peter’s Zinfandel.