Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/7/24

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.

NOTHING LEFT TO SAY?: The End of Wine Writing
A cheery column from Karen MacNeil

How green is your stopper?
The jury is still out, it seems.

The NBA’s first wine partner makes America’s favorite Chardonnay
Kendall Jackson gets in the action.

Stomach and Cellar Capacity
Paul Mabray on the role of flash sites in the wine industry.

This California winery never got the fame it deserved. After nearly 40 years, it’s closing
Edmund’s St. John shuts down.

Is it possible to scale and still make interesting wine?
Jamie has opinions.

Winemakers’ anger over €1.66 Bordeaux wine
When wine is cheaper than water, you know we have a problem.

Fine wine market shows signs of recovery
Let’s hope this isn’t just wishful thinking.

The journey from grower to producer
Younger generations seeing it makes great sense to bottle what they grow.

Couples Who Drink Together Live Longer, Study Suggests
The kind of research we need.

Winemaker Quits Champagne for Brittany
Interesting story.

Generation game: Who stands to inherit NZ’s wine industry?
I didn’t know Foley owned 14 NZ brands!

How States Restrict DtC Shipping of Wine Without Complete Bans
The un-level playing field.

Burgundy wine stocks rise after ‘generous’ 2023 vintage
And prices are dropping. But don’t get too excited. We still can’t afford it.

Aluminum and paper wine bottles are here to stay. Here are 3 to try.
Not fast enough.

Angelina Jolie blames Brad Pitt’s NDA for scuttling winery sale, alleges abuse before plane altercation
The soap opera continues.

The Best Greek Islands to Visit for Wine Lovers
A brief guide.

El Valle de Guadalupe Under Threat: The Campaign to Save Mexico’s Wine Country
The realities of Wine Country.

These photographs show the passion and vitality within the wine world
Always inspiring.

Is a Wine Made by a Man Worth More or Less Than One Made by a Woman?
Embarrassingly poor research.

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