Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/25/24


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.

Black Master Sommelier trying to diversify wine industry
Nice profile of Vincent.

Checking In On The New Languages Of Wine
Meg takes stock.

From Harlem to Sonoma, how Angela McCrae is working to change the face of the wine industry
A superstar.

New Wine Drinkers
Some perspective.

Biodynamically grown, artisanally crafted – and free of chemicals, of course. Not so
Notes on the fear of chemistry.

We don’t drink wine just for intoxication
Flavor. Friendship. Meaning.

How this banker supersized his wine-bar dream
The man behind 67 Pall Mall.

Nolo: Wine’s Final Frontier
It just needs to taste better.

This red wine was once written off. Now it’s making a comeback
Hard to call it a comeback, IMO. It’s not dead yet, that’s for sure.

Ex-worker arrested in Woodinville burglary that destroyed $600K in wine
Let’s hope Chris Sparkman will get some justice.

Frenchman arrested in Burgundy over theft of 7,000 bottles of wine
More justice to be done.

Ukraine: A wine odyssey
A primer. Gotta get me some Telti-Kuruk.

It’s official: Gen Z is not a fan of wine (and what that means for everyone else)
Blame cannabis?

The 2022 Burgundy Vintage Is Going to Be Seriously Good
Say Mike and Jeff.

Their S.F. Italian restaurant was a smashing success. Next: a wine bar
Gonna be a good wine list, I’ll bet.

What Is Etna’s Next Wine Wave?
Hint: it’s white.

Marco Simonit: A lesson in substance and style
The man who has revolutionized pruning. A great read.

Tahiirah Habibi Is Building a Better Wine World on Her Own Terms
A powerhouse.

WSWA’s SipSource Report Tracks 2023 Year-End Losses for Both Wine and Spirits
Yes, it’s a press release. But the numbers and headlines are important.

Latest Philipponnat releases: Photographs of time and place
Beautiful bubbles.

Barrier to entry: what is holding Japanese wine back?
It doesn’t fit most established categories.

Turning the Tables on Melanie Young
I always like crossing paths with Melanie.

The Rolling Stones and a Stairway to Heaven
Let’s hope those stones don’t roll.

Can premium wine be recession-proof?
Only with effort, says Kathleen Wilcox.

Guilty verdict reached in ‘landmark ruling’ for French viticulture
Interesting ruling.

How a Napa farming nonprofit became a political power broker — and got caught up in a federal investigation
It’s hard not to speculate about connections to the CEO’s apparent suicide.

A deep dive into the Pinot gene pool
Deep as in geeky deep. But if you want to know, Anne has answers.

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