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.
Supermarket Giants Safeway and Albertsons Enter the World of Online Fine Wine with Direct Shipping
With the size of their customer base, this will be interesting to watch.
How a Beloved Manga Helped a Berkeley Winery Blow Up in Japan
Big in Japan.
How Ukraine’s Biologist winery was inspired by biodynamics
Not just the horns, the whole skull.
SVB’s Rob McMillan on wine industry’s biggest challenges
The man who thinks about it all day long.
Sustainable wine: ‘Why must it be so confusing?’
Which Lebanese Grapes are Truly Indigenous?
Super interesting piece.
New series fronted by Jermaine Stone pairs wine and food with hip-hop
This is the way.
These New Master Sommeliers Share How They Aced the Exam
So proud of my friend Mark.
How Mencía Became Spain’s Breakout Star
A fantastic wine.
Marco Simonit – pruning superstar
Everyone I know who has studied his method says they’ll never prune the same again.
How reviving Chile’s old vines has been a force for good
Derek is a saint. Full stop.
‘Is there any duty on fine-wine producers to “be accessible” in some way?’
Not any more than there is for watchmakers. But F.P. Journe doesn’t make a $12 watch.
R.H. Drexel: Lightning Strikes Twice: The RIISE of Juan Mercado
Wine’s True Origins Are Finally Revealed
Interesting, but not clear on whether this is as big a revolution as they say…
Do we finally know where wine came from?
Black Winery Owners in Texas Hope to Leave a Legacy for Future Generations
Stories of persistence
Underground Cellar Claws Out of Bankruptcy
I’m not sure this is good news for the victims.
Champagne and America is a love story without end
Let the bubbles flow.
Wine of the Week: La Rioja Alta, Gran Reserva 904
More than an individual wine review.
Tim Atkin MW: Author, advocate, acrobat
An interview with Tim.
Guy Woodward: The case for wineries with soul
Who among us has not had this experience?
Jackson Family Wines funds vital research into smoke taint
A great cause.
It’s Time for a Glorious, Uncompromising Re-Politicizing of Wine
Think while you drink. It’s not that hard.
‘Atmospheric river’ threatens California wine harvest
Some will just wait it out, hoping it will be isolated. But get ready to spray, people.
The Rise of Still Blanc de Noirs Wines
A sloooooow rise. But definitely more common now than when Tony Rynders was at Serene.
Wine’s war on terroir
Sigh. “We’re looking at tree planting projects.”
Devil’s Advocate: Avoid the Value for Money Trap
Robert Joseph says he feels super-premium.
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