Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/26/24

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.

Millennials loved these Napa wineries. They shut down anyway
Maybe they didn’t love them quite enough?

Dorothy Parker Wines
Yep, not everyone wants an Assyrtiko, even though it’s beautiful.

Man finds huge 30,000-year-old mammoth bones in his wine cellar
Well that’s a new one.

Orange wine: hipster trend or global phenomenon?
The fourth color.

Prominent NZ wine grower James Millton smuggled Aussie vine cuttings into NZ in a suitcase
A serious f*ck-up.

The perils of privileging wine rarity
A very pessimistic view.

Taste in food changes with age so why not wine?
Change is inevitable.

The Champion of Cilento
A visit with Bruno De Conciliis.

How Do Sommeliers BYOB in Chinatown? Epically
Sounds like a good dinner!

Judgement of London: celebrating wine not origin
Some tasty wine served here.

Bad Weather Hammers French Vineyards
A summary.

Australian Wine Exports to China Skyrocket After Tariff Removal
Zero to something is always impressive.

Decade of progress for women in Australian wine
Some impressive change to the numbers.

Wine Plus+
The all-important “plus”

Analysis: Are the wheels coming off the en primeur campaign?
Prices aren’t coming down as much as they should? Shocker.

An important wine magazine is going out of print. Here’s what we’re losing
A very sad day.

The Barbarians are at the gate
If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention.

Brain on Winemaking: The Winkler Index is an Elegant Relic
Indeed it is.

Devil’s Advocate: 10 Reasons Why People Want Zero-Alcohol Beverages
Not that complicated.

Inside the Konzer Tälchen
A cool little place.

For the Best Nonalcoholic Wines, Look to Germany
Florence Fabricant tells you why.

Storied wine event that elevated Oregon industry’s reputation ending ‘in current form’
Goodbye IPNC? Say it ain’t so.

A vintage port treasure trove
Helluva tasting.

Germany’s best vineyards now mapped online
A fantastic resource.

Behind the Bottle: Royal Tokaji Essencia
Just a spoonful, please.

Austria’s Love Hate Relationship with Natural Wine
Still figuring it out, says Simon.

How raves are getting Gen Z into wine
Whatever it takes.

Chinese Billionaire’s Money Laundering Conviction Shocks Bordeaux
Buying 27 Châteaux in a short period of time wasn’t a tip-off?

Vintage Wine Estates at the Brink?
Hard times.

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a Wine Shop
Christy knows.

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