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.
Fungus and May downpours ravage Italy’s wine production
Seen it with my own eyes. It was brutal.
20 Wines Under $20: Bottles for All Seasons
Eric Asimov goes budget shopping.
Sorry, But You Can’t Park Here
Glad no one was hurt.
Bernard Arnault Poached His Rival’s Winemaker, and a Stunning Burgundy Grand Cru Is the Result
All’s fair in business and wine?
Wine harvest is late this year. Is that a bad thing?
Only if the weather turns.
The Science of Pyrazines in Wine
Croatia’s Organic Wine Appellation Wins Awards, Balances Nature With Winemaking
Get yourself some Plavac Mali.
Winemaker Keto Ninidze is making a statement with wine and food in Georgia
Fight the patriarchy!
Major Shake-Up in Rioja
The edifice continues to crumble.
Spanish producers make a united stand in the fight against ‘industrial’ Rioja.
Another take on the story.
Tributes paid to murdered Sicilian wine professional
Very sad story.
European Alcohol Policy Is Coming for Wine
Nervous-making to be sure.
Devil’s Advocate: Assyrtiko and Buttery Chardonnay. Niche and Mainstream
Buy your wine by alphabet.
As US Demand Drops, California Worries About an Excess of Grapes
The numbers don’t lie.
Big Money And The Soul Of Wine
Hey, your business is showing.
How consumers are affected by wine auctions they can’t attend
Sam Cole-Johnson looks beneath the paddle.
White peaks: Argentinian Chardonnay climbs new heights
An interesting report.
French prosecutors probe Champagne grape-pickers’ deaths in extreme heat
We need to take care of workers.
Santa Barbara’s wine industry declared war on weed. Pot is winning.
Capitalism is winning.
What You Need to Know About Brazilian Wine
Getting better all the time.