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.
Paris’ ‘Ratatouille restaurant’ loses £1.3m-worth of wine
But they haven’t found the rat responsible.
This company controls much of the alcohol industry. Can a lawsuit and the feds break its grip?
An (unsurprisingly) excellent summary by Esther of the legal challenges facing Glazers.
The Okanagan Wine Region Is in Trouble—Can It Survive?
Let’s hope so.
The rise of Asian wines: Through the lens of Decanter World Wine Awards
I.e. Chinese, Indian, and Japanese.
‘Cartoon of a city’: Oakland wine bar burglarized. Then owner gets the bill
Not really a wine story, but this is ridiculous.
This famously overlooked wine is commanding new attention in Napa Valley
Merlot is back?
Josh Cellars Wine Is all Over the Internet Right Now — Here’s Why
Ah, the internet.
Teaching For Tomorrow: In Conversation With Pascaline Lepeltier
One of my favorite wine people.
Sharing the Dream: Let’s have a day of low-priced tastings
A brilliant idea in the inaugural column that will likely be required reading from Adam Lee. But can we make it $10 please?
Turning the Tables on Ray Isle
Q&A with Ray.
Allied Grape Growers President Urges California Industry to Remove 30,000 Acres of Vineyards
Let’s remember, this is after telling them to pull out 40,000 acres just a few years ago.
The rise of English wine
Kathleen chronicles British Fizz.
R.H. Drexel: On the Road: The Invigorating Wines of Santa Cruz Mountains
A tasting journal of sorts, but without tasting notes.
Different Wine Talk
A linguist talks about talking about wine.
The demise of the (old) wine industry?
The wine industry needs zombies who drink wine.
Château Margaux releases second white wine
Instead of “once in a blue moon” we should say “once in a white Margaux.”
Be Nimble, Patient, and Committed: Trio of Successful Women Winemakers Share How they’ve Overcome the Unexpected
Superstar women in wine talk.
Archaeologists Uncover Abandoned Ancient Wine Shop in Greece
Ye olde wyne shoppe.
This Sonoma Winery Is Making Some of the Most Underrated Pinot Noir in California
Chardonnay man goes Pinot.
Wine industry grapples with being something only boomers like as younger consumers have ‘mindshare of wine half that of their elders’
Did I mention zombies?
Serious wine glasses are intimidating: They’re a prelude to silence and endeavour
Andrew says lighten up, but go for heavy glasses.
Roman Wine Tasted ‘Spicy’, Archaeologists Reveal
Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Fladgate Partnership, Is Ushering in a New Era for Port Wine
Definitely an innovator.
Devil’s Advocate: Need to Know
How far does wine education go?
Burgundy 2022: Perfection at a Price
Who can afford it these days?
What It Means To Be a Bonded Winery in the U.S.
Oregon never publicized a study it funded that found higher beer, wine taxes would barely stem heavy drinking
And you wonder why producers are pissed?
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