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

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.

The Butterfly Effect: A Battle Heats Up in the Mosel
Save the butterfly.

The Case to Drink More American Wine
Drink a case.

Shifting Paths: Steps for the North Bay wine industry to counter lower demand, higher costs
With quotes from yours truly.

What You’re Still Getting Wrong About Trollinger
Is it the Pais/Mission of Germany?

The Timeless Appeal of Champagne and Fried Chicken
Eternally tasty.

Five Steps to Falling in Love with Wine
Eric Asimov gives dating advice. Sort of.

South Africa Wine and Stellenbosch University launch Chenin Blanc project
A worthy subject.

Steiermark: Two Hearts, One Soul
Damn, those are some beautiful vineyards.

The Mad Perfumer of Parma
Who doesn’t like the idea of “feral scents?”

Mouton insights and surprises over 50 years—for good and ill
Andrew Jefford gets a treat.

How Burgundersekt Is Usurping Riesling’s Sparkling Crown
Sigh. Another wine category on the bucket list to explore deeply.

Imported Foreign Bulk Wine: The Dirty Secret No One in California Wine is Talking About
A VERY interesting point.

The true cost of ingredient labeling
“My kingdom for a QR code,” says Adam Lee.

What’s the Point of Fine Wine, Afterall?
More thoughtful musing on the “F” word.

Long Island’s Newest Head Winemaker Is A Creative Force To Be Reckoned With
Not only is Men’s Journal writing about wine, they’re writing about North Fork wine!

Better Spät than Never in the Ahr
Simon goes hunting for Pinot.

Thieves hit Chablis winery, stealing more than 1,000 bottles
Thats a LOT of bottles to move.

Sommelier Kristina Hayden Bustamante Shares Her Wine Journey
Profile of a New Mexico sommelier.

The subtle tweaks and new techniques transforming Nebbiolo
Approaching approachable Nebbiolo.

Can the wine industry adapt to the ‘lifestyle generations’?
It’s gonna have to.

Did the Irish Invent Modern Bordeaux Wine?
Interesting bit of history.

Why Many Of The Best Wines Come From High Elevation Vineyards
Katie Kelly Bell gets high.

Sherry-Lehmann landlord gets go-ahead to empty wine from store
We need to invent an alternative to “fire sale” for these kinds of things. Fraud sale?

Meet the Two Friends Behind One of Texas’s First Mexican Wine Shops

Why Winemakers Are Battling Extreme Terroirs
From extremity comes complexity.

Something special is happening in this California wine region. This label is proof
Esther SLOs down.

‘Global warming appears to have lurched Bordeaux forward into a changed state’
But not a cheaper state.

Are Wineries Complying with California’s New Winery Wastewater Order? The Answer: Yes and No
The question is when anyone is going to begin enforcement.

China Bucks the Gen-Z Wine Trend
“They want to try every wine.”

Scientists prove drinking good wine ‘makes you happier’
Tell that to the WHO.

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