Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/31/24


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.

How Neo-Prohibitionists Came to Shape Alcohol Policy
This is by far the most important thing to read this week.

The Fight Over Moderate Drinking: Why Studies on Effects are Unlikely to Happen
A follow up and related article.

How Winemakers Are Reducing Carbon Emissions While Improving Flavor
Regenerative Organic.

Why New York Restaurants Are Going Members-Only
A world of haves and have-nots.

Selosse, Under Surveillance
Speaking of have-nots…

Otronia’s Patagonian Vision
Great wines.

Turning the Tables on David Ransom
Another interview with an interviewer.

Two Sonoma wineries are back in the hands of the original founder
Buybacks seem all the rage these days.

California boxed wine for $100: Will people buy it?
Oh yes.

The best cellars are like museums of fine wine
The cellar as art.

Has Long COVID Made It Harder to Enjoy Wine? You’re Not Alone
Not good news.

Why it’s no Surprise Many of Washington’s Top Winemakers and Viticulturists Once worked for Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Proving grounds.

As Relations Thaw, China Lifts Tariffs on Australian Wine
And Australia cries with relief.

Omar Khan Has Pleaded Guilty to Identity Theft
The denouement to last week’s story.

California winemakers’ open secret: They don’t drink their own wines
Better than only drinking their own wines.

A crisis of confidence for wine scorers?
What value, scores?

New Study Finds Climate Change Could Eliminate 70% of the World’s Wine Regions This Century
Dire predictions.

Global wine glut compounds headaches for struggling California vineyards
Yet we continue to import bulk wine from abroad.

Inside Bordeaux with One of the World’s Top Wine Critics: In Conversation with Jane Anson
Jane knows.

High times: ‘Penfolds of China’ rises to challenge

What Wine Businesses Could Learn From a Long-Running TV Show
Lessons from Shark Tank.

Storybook Mountain: Fire Destroyed Its Wine Library. Then Something Good Happened
An amazing tale. Anyone got a bottle of 1981 anywhere?

Redefining American Wine
More than just the usual suspects.

Silvaner’s German Plantings Are Dropping—but Its Reputation Is Rising
Love me some good Silvaner.

Old Vine Hero Awards – 2024 winners
Heroes, all.

A CEO’s mansion was set to destroy historic Napa Valley grapevines. Then a winemaker had an idea
Call it repotting.

Is wine the ‘2024 cigarette’? Younger generations say all alcohol is ‘literally poison’
And yet the American industry won’t get behind a marketing campaign.

Spain’s newest Vino de Pago: Rosalejo
High-altitude Syrah, Tempranillo and Grenache from Spain.

California Dreamin’, Italian Style
Enrico is a gem.

Her first visit to wine country was ‘anything but pleasant’. So this Black ex-techie created a community
Fern Stroud’s story.

An Insider’s Look at 7 Potential New AVAs
Possibly coming soon to a map near you.

Before ‘Sideways,’ This Colorful Cast of Winemakers Put Santa Barbara on the Map
B.S.: Before Sideways.

Memorial initiative to honor early Chinese vineyard laborers of Napa Valley
Long overdue.

Great North West: Washington Wine Thrives as Other Regions Struggle
Maybe it has something to do with price.

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