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.
How Ozempic’s Popularity Could Threaten the Wine Industry
Devil’s Advocate – Time to Take Back Labels Seriously
Biodiversity, Fire and Catastrophe: A Discussion with Bill Harlan and Richard Mendelson
A nice discussion.
Is There a Right Way to Talk About Wine?
Words, words, words. And some good ones.
Can Lowering Mile-High Tasting Room Fees Lure the Next Generation of Wine Drinkers?
A very good question to ask.
The Heffalump and the Alcohol Czar
Floods wreak disaster in South Africa’s winelands
Climate chaos continues.
Climate change devastating for Okanagan grape growers
Why Winemakers Are Split on the Benefits of Concrete Eggs
Count me in the proponent category.
For Sommeliers Around the World, Wines in Tall Skinny Bottles Are an Industry Obsession
And no one else will buy them.
What amount of wine intake maximizes happiness?
One more glass.
Don’t Be Afraid of Napa and Sonoma’s ‘Smoke Vintage’
It’s true. Some excellent wines were made, by the few who made wine at all.
Washington wine grape growers downsizing
Because when Ch. St. Michelle doesn’t buy, you can’t sell.
10 Zinfandels and Blends to Drink Right Now
Eric pens an excellent list.
In Provence, Winemakers Confront Climate Change
Elsewhere in the Times….
As Texas Wine Gathers Strength, 6 AVAs Are on the Horizon
But don’t expect any tasting notes from the Enthusiast.
Academy for young winemakers aims to diversify South Africa’s wine industry
More of this, please.
How a ‘crazy blender’ mixes grapes from five countries into one wine in Napa
And the carbon footprint?
North Coast vintners hope for warmer days accelerate this year’s later harvest
And the moisture continues to heighten disease pressure.
Is this the finest wine glass ever made?
Wow, that’s a heck of a bit of free press.
The 7 Best Wine Bars in New York City
Some good choices here.
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