Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/19/23

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 3000 Word Silicon Valley Bank Explainer That No One Asked For Is Here
Christy Frank breaks it down.

A Natural Solution?
Fintan Kerr says he speaks for the young.

Origin stories: Where wine began
Not the beginning, but close.

‘It talks to your senses’: Olivier Krug on Champagne and music
About the Echoes project.

Don’t Let The Kids Lose
Rachel’s reflections.

Ancient Amphorae and Island Vines: Five Alternatives to Western European Wine Vacations
And excellent alternatives they are.

What You Need to Know About Bulgarian Wine
Some of it is darn good.

An Exclusive Conversation With Sotheby’s New Global Head Of Wine Retail, Vanessa Conlin
A profile.

How the Most Delicious Wines Stay True to Themselves
Wines with integrity.

Silicon Valley Bank – the Failed Link Between Tech, Wine and Money
Analysis from Europe.

The Bee, an Unsung Vineyard Hero, Steps Into the Spotlight
Let it Bee.

Q&A: Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan MW
A quick profile.

France’s Green Wars Spark “Organic Crisis”
Will money win, or vision?

Extreme Winemaking for Extreme Conditions
Steep and deep.

Nervous Sonoma County vintners on collapse of Silicon Valley Bank: ‘We’re not out of the woods yet’
More stories.

Why I changed my mind about tipping at wineries
Increasingly they’re offering table service.

Pregnancy and Motherhood Could Revolutionize Wine if We Let It
More women would be better.

“Anxiety Purgatory”: Winery Owners on the Aftermath of Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse
More stories.

In South Africa, Winemakers Are Slowly Reversing a History of Inequity
But too slowly.

Spain to be the frontrunner in organic fine wines, says MW
One producer’s POV.

New Napa tasting room has a rare focus: a grape with an ‘identity crisis’
Napa Grenache. The next thing.

Does New Jersey have a signature grape? Does it need one?
Lenn Thompson votes for diversity.

AI will be terrible for media, and it may already be too late to stop
Jamie has opinions on this.

Diversity in the wine world: is Italian Wine inclusive?
Thoughts from Italy.

Low-alcohol wines are all the rage. But something doesn’t taste quite right
Alcohol has a taste.

How TRINK magazine is saving the world from German wine stereotypes
A tale of two ladies and an umlaut.

Turning the Tables on Mike Veseth
The Wine Economist speaks.

Living in two worlds
Rob McMillan gains clarity.

Guy Woodward: On growing into wine
I couldn’t disagree more.