Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/21/24

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.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Christian Oggenfuss — Leading the Wine Industry in Educational Excellence
Pushing education.

Could Prosecco have competition from Calabrian fizz?
The Italians love their fizz.

Wine’s Most inspiring People 2024: Aaron Lieberman — Walking the Wine Walk for Oregon’s LGBTQ+ Community
Tireless advocate.

Wine, liquor bottles can now be redeemed at California recycling centers
Your wine just got $0.10 cheaper! (not really).

How to Really Cultivate Young Wine Lovers
Maybe, says Robert Camuto.

Even with the alcohol removed, these new wines are actually good
Dave McIntyre finds some NA wines he likes.

The Wine Heiresses Apparent
The ladies of Chianti. Great story (and some great portrait photography).

‘Hope Is Not a Strategy’: This Year’s Silicon Valley Bank Report Delivers Some Hard Truths
Not a happy report.

Can the wine industry’s crisis be stopped?
Not just the USA. Only one way to stop this train.

Wine consumption in Germany declines – data
See, it’s everywhere.

What Happens When a Sommelier Stops Drinking?
She gets better sleep.

California Wine Players See More Consolidation Ahead
The cost of credit drives many things.

Wine Scholar Guild appoints first-ever Managing Director
Wine education continues to boom.

Wine’s Regional Rising Stars
Call them challenger brands.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Sam Parra — Elevating the Latinx Community in Wine
A stand-up guy, for sure.

The Roots Fund’s Scholarship Offers BIPOC Students the Chance to Study Wine in Burgundy
Helluva opportunity.

Why branding could be behind falling wine consumption
As in, “the lack thereof.”

Japan’s first master sommelier dreams of Hokkaido wine glory
A nice profile.

$490 million liquid cocaine disguised as white wine seized in Hong Kong
How long before someone launches a wine brand named “Liquid Cocaine” ?

How Ridge Vineyards Became an Industry Icon
Quality, quality, quality.

Wine, working the land, selling its fruits are gifts from God, pope says
Wine: Pope approved.

We’ve Never Had It So Good
Peter Pharos reflects.

Nearly 25% of Okanagan wineries are listed for sale
Shocking if true.

Over 4000 smuggled Penfolds seized in Shenzhen
I guess SOMEONE in China still wants Australian wine.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: André Hueston Mack — An Enthusiastic Entrepreneur in the World of Wine
Always an inspiration.

Turkish wine producers dealt another blow
The government clearly has it in for the sector. Very sad.

Ryan Klobas, Napa County Farm Bureau CEO, dies at 45
Horrible news.

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