Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on 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 Wine Miraculously Flowed Through This Town’s Water Taps for a Few Glorious Hours
Just in time for quarantine.
Sulfur, sulfites and sulfides: a primer
Jamie breaks it down.
Spare a thought for the wine tasters that get it right
A study that suggests the pros actually know what they’re doing.
What it takes to be a wine writer in the Instagram age
Paul Caputo shares the struggle.
Sangiovese’s Daddy Makes a Comeback
Who’s your daddy?
More winegrapes could go unsold, analysts believe
The grape glut approaches Spring.
Bordeaux – better at ageing than selling?
Jancis looks at the 2010.
Making the wine industry attractive to the next generation
The dangers of nostalgia
What does the past smell like?
Taittinger: The Champagne method
Some family stories.
Why is wine still so confusing?
An attempt to allay the confusion.
Bordeaux’s new investors
Jane Anson pulls back the curtains.
Having a Healthy Disrespect for Wine
Because the wine is not the point.
Straight-Talk with Smith-Madrone’s Stu Smith
A man who speaks his mind.
Turning the Tables on Meridith May
The publisher speaks.
Anthony Gismondi: What is up with wine, and where is it heading in 2020?
Not necessarily to a good place, says Tony.
The amazing dream of St-Joseph
Probing the matrix with Chave.
Exploring Argentina’s High-Elevation Uco Valley
Long known for the best of Argentinian Malbec.
How Much is an AVA Worth? How About a 25% Price Increase on Every Bottle of Wine
A discussion with Harry Peterson-Nedry.
‘Like the coronavirus’: Rampaging insect shows up in California, alarming farmers
The Spotted Lantern Fly strikes.
What Is Umami in Wine? A Closer Look at the Fifth Type of Taste
Mark Stock takes stock.
Tariffs Continue to Confuse Customers and Hurt the Wine World
It’s time for regime change.
Major Wine Fairs Postponed Due To Coronavirus
Can’t imagine the costs being incurred here. Hope everyone has insurance.
Coronavirus Threatens Bordeaux Wine’s Showpiece
En Primeur may not happen.
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