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

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.

Call it a slower-than-usual summer wine news week.

The best new rosé wines aren’t from France
Elin McCoy’s pink picks.

Meet Napa Valley’s Next Great Cult Wine
What is it with flying things and big $$$ bottles?

A Bolivian Wine Country Guide For Adventurous Oenophiles
Definitely on the bucket list.

Exploring an Elite Winemaking Region at the Edge of the World
Something of a guide.

Yet another wine farm exposure
Tim James on the conditions in South Africa.

Biodynamic wine has roots in pseudoscience, but the proof is in the bottle
Dave McIntyre on BioD.

How a Warming Climate Is Changing the Face of Champagne
Less sugar for one thing.

Understanding the Complex Legal Landscape of Interstate Alcohol Shipping
If you want to get into the weeds.

R.H. Drexel: The Quench and Temper of It All
Very interesting sounding guy and his wines.

Is the future of rosé still rosy?
I had one top CA producer tell me that their distributor won’t take their latest vintage.

Wildfire scorches 19,000 acres in Santa Barbara
‘Tis the season. Grr…

Growers Irrigate to Beat the Heat
And the dry farmers cross their fingers.

Use of Spanish Bulk Wine in Portugal, Germany and France is a Growing Concern
More riots to come?

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