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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/18/22

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.

Central Texas vineyard owner pleads guilty to misdemeanor counts in Capitol insurrection
A wine not to buy.

On The Trail Of Peruvian Wine
Very interesting.

The Blaufränkisch summit: getting to grips with this fabulous variety in the Austrian alps
Jamie tastes some good ones.

Bordeaux Grower Takes Merchants to Court Over Excess Profit. Where Might This Lead?
Hmm. Doesn’t seem like this is a regulated market.

Where are the world’s oldest wines?
Just in case you are interested.

Consumers Weigh in on Ingredient Labels for Wine
They don’t care.

Norwegian restaurants the latest target of fine wine thefts
Lock your cellars!

The Rhône Valley Bets Big on White Wine
Because…. climate change.

Money on tap for Black wine producers, entrepreneurs
A good cause.

Winc and Sherry Lehmann: Two Very Different US Retailers in Trouble
A detailed look.

Remembering d’Arry Osborn, a South Australian Wine Legend

The wine industry needs to move into the 21st century
Slowly but surely.

California’s Jackson Family Wines sues insurer over $430 million in wildfire damage claims
Wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of KJ lawyers.

Is the Carmel Coast California’s Next Pinot Noir Star?
Early days.

The Year’s Best Books on Wine (and Whisky)
Eric’s annual recommendation.

Thailand’s Secret Wine Region Is a Lush, Grape-Scented Paradise
Who doesn’t like wine + elephants?

What does 2023 hold for fine wine?
Hard times, methinks.

“Round” Wine Has Lost Its Edge
I see what you did there.

Nutrition facts will soon appear on some wine bottles, and they might surprise you

Man accused of fine wine Ponzi scheme faces extradition to the US
Yet another wine investment scam. Will we ever learn?

Fiji Water owners just bought one of Napa Valley’s most beloved tasting rooms
Another corporate buyout.

Chasselas: a Swiss speciality that is peak perfection
When it’s good, it’s good. And otherwise…

Global heating helps turns icy Sweden into unique wine-making territory
And not just ice wine.

This 2-woman winery produces varietals you may not have heard of
Mmmm. Valdiguié.

Has Wine Country become too expensive for its own good?
Many would say yes.

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