Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/2/23

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.

Why Industry Professionals Are Rethinking the Language of Wine
An interesting effort.

A forgotten corner of Napa could become an official wine region soon
Not exactly forgotten, but worth defining.

Q & A: Napa Valley winemaker Dan Petroski explores new marketing strategies
Napa’s most innovative marketer.

Do We Need Smart Wines?
The British try to confuse us Americans by calling things “smart.”

Women-only vineyard crews divide and conquer at Redwood Empire Vineyard Management
Conquer is right.

Constellation Brands Forms Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-Year Partnership With Tastemade To Create First-Of Its-Kind Content Studio
We’re idiots if we ignore what the biggest brands invest in.

Cyclone and a bad summer: Winemakers’ tough season in Hawke’s Bay
Local reporting.

In Mimbres Valley, New Mexico’s Largest AVA, ‘Holy Water’ Makes Magic
Kathleen Wilcox reports.

Experts: North Coast wineries should prep for more diverse tasting room visitors
Let’s hope they listen.

These photographs show the wine world in a new light
Eye candy.

Iconic NYC wine store Sherry-Lehmann to reopen after abrupt shutdown by regulators
Not dead yet.

The Eulogy for the SVB Wine Division
“I will sing no eulogy…”

Growing Pains: Winemakers Reflect on a Changing Climate
A survey of sorts.

Chuckles Candy, SVB and Harlan: Tips From the Wine Writers Forum
Thoughts from John and Dottie.

Michel Rolland launches multi-continent Bordeaux blend
And now we have a winner for the wine with the worst carbon footprint in history.

Association Between Daily Alcohol Intake and Risk of All-Cause Mortality
In short, moderate drinking ain’t bad for you.

Gaja Replant Raises Questions
Someone decided it needed to go.

Corruption is Baked Into the Alcohol Industry
Indeed it is.

Elaine Chukan Brown: In defence of Zinfandel
It needs defending these days.

Tourism budget cuts set Washington wines back a decade
Marketing matters.

The wine cost $250 at a S.F. liquor store. Now, it may be worth $80,000
Fun story.

Making Sense of Sustainable Wine
A start.

Wine growers fear funding will wither after fall of Silicon Valley Bank
But it may end up being OK.

A Wine Vintage Takes a Break From Climate Change
The 2021s are amazing.

Influential Portuguese Designer Talks About Her Style Of Wine Packaging
Interesting gal.

Oregon wine pioneer Dick Erath dies at 87
RIP to a founding father of Oregon wine.

Only 4% of Napa tourists are Black — except at this winery
Brown Estate rocks.