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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.

A Wine Geek’s Guide to Chardonnay Clones Around the World
Sean Sullivan gets into it.

Champagne’s Workhorse Grape Steps into the Spotlight
Meunier FTW.

Post Lock-Down Opportunity for Wineries
Rob McMillan does what he does best. Analyze.

A $7 million fund for out-of-work bartenders could end up not helping most applicants. Why?
Not promising.

Can California Zinfandel Get Its Groove Back?
Matt Kettman on the malaise and its next incarnation.

Möet: Diversity is Key in Rosé Champagne Production
Warm grapes, apparently, too.

The disintegration of the wine tourism economy
Everybody hurts.

South African Wine Exports Resume for the Second Time
Not a moment too soon.

Why I love Pinot Noir
Anthony Hamilton Russell speaks.

Berkeley’s Donkey and Goat Winery is throwing a drive-through wine party
The pickup party reinvented.

The Latest News from Italy’s Wineries and Wine Groups
The Drinks Business checks in with a few.

Wine Importers Battle an Increasingly Volatile Market
Feels like a yo-yo.

During the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics
You think some wine glasses are ridiculous now?

The Tricky Dance of Sharing a Winery in the Pandemic Era
Eric Asimov checks in with a group trying to take care of business.

Pandemic effects – northern v southern hemisphere
Nick Lander checks in on some producers.

In defense of buttery Chardonnay
Aint nuttin wrong with a little buttah, says Esther.

A chip off the Mondavi block
Jancis talks with the newest generation.

Joe Fattorini: just what makes a wine ‘comforting’?
Joe tries to answer the question.

Australian wineries seek to recover from bushfire ruin
Adam Lechmere checks in down-under with some heartbreaking stories..

Sake Brewers Are Turning to Wine for Inspiration
A great article about what is new.

A Mental Health Guide for Beverage and Hospitality Professionals
Unfortunately something people need more than ever.

Alcohol and anxiety: Dallas doctor and wine expert shares his thoughts on drinking during a pandemic
Glass of wine or Xanax? The choice is easy.

The latest on mouse, the wine taint of our times
Geek info on mouse taint.

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/3/20

"papers12.jpg"nnWelcome 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. nnA Wine Geek’s Guide to Chardonnay Clones Around the World nSean Sullivan gets into it. nnChampagne’s Workhorse Grape Steps into the Spotlight nMeunier FTW. nnPost Lock-Down Opportunity for Wineries nRob McMillan does what he does best. Analyze. nnA $7 million fund for out-of-work bartenders could end up not helping most applicants. Why? nNot promising. nnCan California Zinfandel Get Its Groove Back? nMatt Kettman on the malaise and its next incarnation. nnMöet: Diversity is Key in Rosé Champagne Production nWarm grapes, apparently, too. nnThe disintegration of the wine tourism economy nEverybody hurts. nnSouth African Wine Exports Resume for the Second Time nNot a moment too soon. nnWhy I love Pinot Noir nAnthony Hamilton Russell speaks. nnBerkeley’s Donkey and Goat Winery is throwing a drive-through wine party nThe pickup party reinvented. nnThe Latest News from Italy’s Wineries and Wine Groups nThe Drinks Business checks in with a few. nnWine Importers Battle an Increasingly Volatile Market nFeels like a yo-yo. nnDuring the Renaissance, Drinking Wine Was a Fight Against Physics nYou think some wine glasses are ridiculous now? nnThe Tricky Dance of Sharing a Winery in the Pandemic Era nEric Asimov checks in with a group trying to take care of business. nnPandemic effects – northern v southern hemisphere nNick Lander checks in on some producers. nnIn defense of buttery Chardonnay nAint nuttin wrong with a little buttah, says Esther. nnA chip off the Mondavi block nJancis talks with the newest generation. nnJoe Fattorini: just what makes a wine ‘comforting’? nJoe tries to answer the question. nnAustralian wineries seek to recover from bushfire ruin nAdam Lechmere checks in down-under with some heartbreaking stories.. nnSake Brewers Are Turning to Wine for Inspiration nA great article about what is new. nnA Mental Health Guide for Beverage and Hospitality Professionals nUnfortunately something people need more than ever. nnAlcohol and anxiety: Dallas doctor and wine expert shares his thoughts on drinking during a pandemic nGlass of wine or Xanax? The choice is easy. nnThe latest on mouse, the wine taint of our times nGeek info on mouse taint. n

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