Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/5/24

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.

Marketplaces Eat Markets
Paul continues his deep dive into wine tech.

Napa Valley Versus Napa Valley
Biting the hand that feeds you.

Wine-Swigging Marathon Runners vs Tasting Groups
Robert Joseph likes him some TikTok.

Napa County up 35% in crop value with record in wine grape production
$1.2 Billion with a “B”

What Is the Future of Vino?
Robert Camuto interviews Italy’s Minister of Agriculture.

These strange times in wine
Miquel Hudin is optimistic.

MORE Natural Wine – Exclusive Interview
Simon talks to e-commerce winos.

What is the OIV and Where is it Going? John Barker, New Head of the Organisation
An interesting interview.

How Wine Brands Are Leveraging Douyin’s 750 Million Daily Users to Boost Sales
The US industry should be paying attention.

Bernard Arnault would like to treat himself to this famous Swiss vineyard
LVMH makes a smart buy.

An introduction to Japanese wine
An excellent primer.

Why winegrowers are investing in a robot that costs much more than a tractor
Easier to get ahold of than workers in some places.

Uncouth Youth: How to get young drinkers interested in wine
Adam has ideas.

A Rational Argument for the Half-Litre Wine Bottle
I’m fine with smaller.

Remove old-vine vineyards in Sonoma County? Local grower says ‘No way’
Mike Officer fights the good fight.

How to own a vineyard without getting your boots dirty
Hire a management company.

Frost and Hail Wreak Havoc on Europe’s Vineyards
Brutal in some places.

Rethinking Karthäuserhof
One of the oldest wineries in the world gets a redo.

Not According to Plan: Sektgut Christmann & Kauffmann
Pfalz meets Champagne.

Who is Barbara Banke? Jackson Family Wines owner, industry mogul at center of Trump fundraiser flap
Banke says her name was used without permission.

Napa Valley’s Boisset sells Lyeth, 4 other wine brands to Bonny Doon owner
Seems uncommon to see Boisset selling.

Foil Grabs Champagne by the Neck
Want to know how European wine bureaucracy works? Read this.

In the Finger Lakes, Cabernet Franc Is The New Superstar
Only if it keeps getting warmer.

Can Burgundy’s Low-Sulfite Wines Reshape Tradition?
Many are trying both ways.

The secretive strategy behind Napa Valley’s priciest wines — and why some think it needs to change

Central Europe’s Wine Renaissance
Kathleen Willcox didn’t get lost in Transylvania.

The Best Wine Bars in New York
The list is long.

How This Aussie Winery Is Creating Pinot Noir That Rivals Burgundy Reds
Now owned by Burgundians.

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