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?
Is White Lotus the New Sideways?
Seems like I gotta check this one out.
Turning “Mines to Vines” — Minefields into Vineyards in Ukraine
Now there’s a cause we can get behind.
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?
Over 40,000 fake Lafite and Penfolds wines uncovered in Fujian
Seems like one of these stories each month.
Champagne’s Backtrack to a Greenwashed Future
How do so-called alternative wine packagings compare?
A detailed consideration.