Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/3/24

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.

What Are Your Career Options After Life as a Sommelier?
Everyone needs a plan B eventually.

In the Shadow of Mt. Konocti, California’s Newest AVA
149 acres of grapes, but it’s got an AVA now.

Do You Know Sideritis?
No, but I want a case of it.

The Amazing 2022 Burgundies
Mikey likes it!

The (Many) Vintages Of The Century
Jason has it arights.

I’m A Hundred On That
I, for one, want to know what is in Foucault’s basement.

How soon does wine scoring become defunct?
But Jamie Goode is poking around in Foucault’s attic.

Sherry, Shaken But Not Stirred
Don’t treat it like wine, says Henry Jeffries.

To Find Great Values in Italian Wine, Look to Abruzzo
Love me some Cerasuolo…

The Bay Area loves his wines. Now this radical winemaker has a new goal
Naturalist moves mainstream.

Enrico Scavino, One of Piedmont’s Winemaking Greats, Dies at 82
The Barolo-boys are getting old.

Sommeliers are controversial again
And the cycles continue.

Some vintners stay true to the adage that wine gets better with age
Pre-aging all the rage.

N.S. wineries say new provincial program could be ‘catastrophic’ for local grape growers
How to crush a tiny industry.

Wine, words, and a writer
Kelly Hayes on one of his inspirations.

Three Visions of Vino Nobile
Nobile is struggling.

What young wine drinkers want
Life and Art, indeed.

Coravin Wine Theft Accusations Raised
Something’s fishy here.

More Bad News: SipSource Report Pulls No Punches
This are the real facts about how the US wine market is doing.

Burgundy wine fans queue for a month to get prized bottles
Forget lining up outside the Apple store.

Rainy weather makes for another wet California winter
No one is complaining.

What’s Happening to Oak? Have we Passed Peak Barrique?
Don’t got nothin’ against oak. Only the way it tastes.

Win Win Wine: How to Build and Broadcast an Authentic Wine-Charity Partnership
In search of authenticity.

Is the Arabian Peninsula the next growth area for fine wine?
Somewhat counter-intuitive.

To Save the Wine Industry, We’ll Need Human Intervention
High and low-tech says Kathleen Willcox.

Brenae Royal marks decade as trailblazing manager of Sonoma’s Monte Rosso Vineyard
Profile of a young rockstar.

The resurgence of Germanic grapes in English wine
All things in cycles.

As a Major Wine Critic Calls Time on Heavy Bottles, Will Others Follow Suit?
Thought’s on Karen MacNeil’s move.

Why social drinking is integral to a longer life
Tell that to the WHO.

Genotype, Phenotype, and the Essence of Wine
Meg Maker thinks about wine criticsm.

A $275 Bottle of Wine
Beckstoffer’s fault.

Austrian winemakers ‘put through their paces’ on 2023 vintage
Ups and downs.

Record surface air temperatures to hit vineyards in 2024
You think you know hot? Get ready for 2024.

The Nuclear Winter of Wine Online
Paul Mabray starts writing again.

Demographic shift and surging cross-border spending reshape Hong Kong wine scene
Natalie Wang on changes.

FBI raided Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza’s Silverado Country Club home, records show
Sumpin’s goin’ down.

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