Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/28/23

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.

A love triangle: Wine, context and connection
The experience we have all had.

The English country estate that’s reviving wine from the Roman times
She turned me into a newt. I got better.

(more) Romagna destruction

Word on the Mexican grapevine
A bulletin from south of the border.

For a Wine Critic, Experience and Experimentation Age Well
A brief interview with one of the country’s best wine writers.

Why California wineries are obsessed with this 32-year-old geologist
A profile of Brenna Quigley

An Iconic Wine Store and the Mystery of the Missing Bottles
Another retailer meltdown.

The Indigenous language on this wine label was almost lost
An important bit of California culture.

A closer look at the extraordinary wine cellars onboard yachts
You know you’re curious.

Wineries’ new covid reality: Higher tasting prices and kegs
Wine country is the same, but different.

Leading wine magazine hit with transgender discrimination lawsuit
Not a good look Spectator.

The wine industry is overwhelmingly White, this Black winemaker wants to change that
A nice profile pf Phil Long

Are New York Wine Bars Even Bars Anymore?
Especially if they don’t actually have…. a bar?

Esteemed Loire Valley winemaker Jacky Blot passes away
Another great producer lost.

‘Those bastards stole the most special stuff’: the inside story of a €1.6m wine heist
The full story of the Atrio theft and its aftermath.

The truth about booze: how alcohol really affects your body, from first flush of happiness to hangover hell
Important to know.

R.H. Drexel: The Story of Soil: Chatting with Jessica Gasca
R.H. profiles.

A symposium on regenerative viticulture
Nice overview (and link to the whole video).

Barolo ‘visionary’ Ratti – a study of change and continuity
A son’s progress.

Tablas Creek: bringing the Rhône to California
A nice profile.

English Bubbles Ponder the Prosecco Path
Bet this is pissing a lot of people off.

France destroys almost 35,000 soda bottles using ‘Champagne’ label
Taking the place name seriously.

Newhouse Introduces Legislation to Expand Consumer Choice, Increase Market Access for Local Breweries & Wineries
Taking the shocking step of…. letting the post office ship booze.