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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/4/22

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.

The Eye-Roller’s Guide to the 2022 Wine Enthusiast Holiday Catalog
My favorite link this week. Just what you need.

Winemakers hate this tool. But it’s my go-to wine gift anyway
Nothing wrong with it. Especially for the arthritis challenged.

The Growing Importance of Vintage in Cava
Time and terroir begin to matter.

Have the original Super-Tuscans stood the test of time?
Apparently so.

Is White Lotus the New Sideways?
Seems like I gotta check this one out.

Talking Frankly about Ungrafted Vines

Turning “Mines to Vines” — Minefields into Vineyards in Ukraine
Now there’s a cause we can get behind.

Uncovering the story behind Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Champagne
Great bubbles.

New limits on Etna to control invasive investment
Invasive investment, now that’s a turn of phrase.

‘Really a cause for alarm’: Wineries urged to go digital as tasting room traffic declines
Post-pandemic travel hangover.

The Stealthy Rise of White Wine
More diversity in drinking.

Jamie Goode: In praise of the Old Vine Project
It’s more than a good thing.

Thomas Price is Teaching a New Generation of Sommeliers
First African American Master Sommelier.

Outlook Hazy for Wine Industry Through the Holidays and into 2023
Lots of unknowns.

The Prisoner Wine Co. says it’s reforming its problematic imagery. Is it enough?
Interesting changes. Are they just jail-washing?

What does a 160-year old wine taste like? A historic event at Marqués de Riscal has the answer
Heck of a tasting.

Winc Wine Club Files for Bankruptcy One Year After Going Public
Not a surprise.

Over 40,000 fake Lafite and Penfolds wines uncovered in Fujian
Seems like one of these stories each month.

An art history of Château Mouton Rothschild wine labels, from Lucian Freud and Niki de Saint Phalle to Peter Doig
Not all of them.

Who Are the “Wine Jockeys” Pouring Pét-Nat for the Club Kids?
Cue the strobe.

Champagne’s Backtrack to a Greenwashed Future

Navigating the Winery Workplace with an Invisible Disability
A nice piece.

How do so-called alternative wine packagings compare?
A detailed consideration.

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