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.
Napa County makes its legal case against Hoopes winery
The legal saga unfolds.
Napa County puts Hoopes winery leader in witness stand
Troubled Times for French Wine
Overproduction and dropping consumption equals serious issues.
Doug Frost: From Globe-Trotting Consultant To Washington Winery CEO
Frosty puts down roots.
On Wine Fraud and Transparency
Prosecco from Puglia? È uno scandalo!
English viticulture looks to a robotic future
Very polite robots.
Rioja Crisis Deepens as Producer Goes Bust
The fraud doesn’t help, presumably.
“A Huge, Huge Deal”: Experts Untangle the “Super Hella Confusing” California Bottle Bill
It seems way more complicated than it needs to be.
Wine Industry Champion Michael Kaiser: Fighting for the Future of America’s Wineries
If you’re in the industry and don’t know his name, you should.
The indigenous reimagining of wine in Aotearoa New Zealand
Still baby steps.
Bidding farewell to the wines of Le Gavroche
Purportedly quite the list.
Call for net reduction of more than 12,000 vineyard hectares in California
Rip it out because no one wants to buy it.
Will we start to see more fine wines under screwcap?
Not in America anytime soon, sadly.
Fed Up with Regulations, Miller Family Wine Co. Moving Operations Out of Santa Barbara County
This is a major deal and will affect a lot of wineries who use that facility.
Assets seized in ‘organic wine fraud’ probe
We so rarely hear of enforcement actions.
Barcelona Wine Week an Antidote to Wine Pessimism
Giving Dusseldorf a run for its money?
Impact of January 2024 Cold Event on BC Wine Industry
(PDF File) TLDR; Total loss of vintage.
Is the Future of Wine really in Trouble?
I admire the optimism, but Simon hasn’t marshalled strong facts to support it.
The problem with misplaced reverence and hallowed wines
Nothing is sacred.
California North Coast wine grape crop value hits record $1.8 billion
Prices are up.
What the Wine World Must Do to Survive—and Thrive
The Robb Report is now into the SVB State of the Wine Industry.
This French wine tradition has inspired California winemakers. But does it work here?
The realities of being a vigneron.
The Volcanic Vines of Chile
Lots of volcanos, but not much volcanic soil, actually.
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