Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/17/19

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02.19.2019

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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.

Why Bordeaux is Best Kept Boring
No mavericks needed.

Chilean Barrel Maker Trains Dogs to Prevent Tainted Wine
Well… tainted barrels, anyway.

Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing
If you want to see the craziness.

Who Actually Welcomes a Polar Vortex? These Extreme Winemakers North of the Border.
Sara Schneider on the ice wine producers.

Gianfranco Soldera, Dedicated and Outspoken Brunello Winemaker, Dies at 82
The loss of a giant. Sad I never met him.

How the Drinks Industry is Stepping Up to Provide Jobs for Ex-Offenders
Interesting story.

The Mission-Driven Career of Laura Catena
Great profile.

How that “wine influencer” might very well be a fraud
Not 100% convinced this is a problem, but some folks think it’s serious.

Italian Authorities Uncover Counterfeit Tignanello Wine Scheme
Ooopsie!

Towards a new Prosecco
Searching for icon wines.

Whole bunch winemaking shakes up Bordeaux
Jane Anson on trends.

New climate tools predict a murky future for winemakers
It’s getting hotter.

German scientists are simulating future climate change to save wine
And hotter, and hotter.

All change for Qupé and the Lindquists
A new chapter.

Congrats, US Wine Industry – You Blew It! (Thoughts On Fine Wine And Millennial Consumers)
Joe Roberts weighs in.

Playing Wine’s Generation Game
Nice article about generational change.

French hire psychologists to coach wine contest hopeful
National pride is at stake.

You can now sleep inside a barrel after a day of wine tasting in Portugal
Because who wouldn’t want to.

La Paz, Bolivia’s Emerging Wine Destination
Lauren Mowery pays a visit.

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’
Not your usual grapes from Portugal.

Washington’s White Wine Paradox
Sean Sullivan makes his case for whites.

Searching for Sustainability
James Lawrence of the appeal to millennials.

Oregon Winemakers Turn Wildfire Losses Into Collectible Bottles
Rising out of the ashes.

Andrea Pieropan On His Family’s Wines In Soave
Tom Hyland interviews the scion.

Wine Win Likely at the Supreme Court
I’m not sure I share all his assumptions, but Blake Gray is optimistic.

Godfather’s Grapes
Alan Goldfarb on the revitalization of Inglenook.

Meet The 25-Year-Old Georgian Winemaker Named To Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 Europe List
Brilliant.

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