Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/29/18

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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.

Fall Creek Vineyards: Showing Texas’ Wine Potential
Christopher Barnes interviews Ed Auler.

The Inspiring and Iconic Women Winemakers of New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Wine Region
Profiles of six of them.

What will fill red burgundy’s place?
Jancis muses, and provides alternatives.

Bordeaux 2017 primeurs – what the trade thinks
Let me guess. Too expensive.

Trump – Macron state dinner wines
Dr. Vino has the menu.

You Say Garnacha, I Say Grenache
A report from the Grenache Summit.

Cabernet Franc Is on the Rise in Argentina
So says Amanda Barnes

The PUNCH Insider’s Guide to Alt-California
Apparently New California is out. Alt California is in.

Pierre Cotton, an exciting young winegrower in Brouilly, Beaujolais
Jamie Goode reports.

Rhones Finding a Home in Arizona
A report from Hospice du Rhone

Why Change?
Matt Kramer argues for changing your tastes. 

American Sparkling Wine’s Young Female Future Is Here
Chandon’s new Chef du Cave.

From the Savory Side, the Salty Carricantes of Sicily
Eric Asimov likes it when people can taste the sea.

From Georgia to Lebanon: exploring the best wines of the ancient world
A nice primer

Exclusive: Esther Mobley reviews Ayesha Curry’s new wine, Domaine Curry
Aaaand… she damns it with faint praise.

The Next Big Thing in Beaujolais
Gasp! Pinot Noir.

George Lucas Buys $11.2 Million Vineyard Next to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s French Estate
Everyone’s getting into Provence it seems.

Meet The Midwestern Man Who’s Saving The Forgotten Grapes That Saved Europe’s Wines
A true wine library.

Jefford on Monday: The taste of spring
Andrew says Sauvignon Blanc is the seasonal flavor.

Why Georgia (The Country) Is The Next Great Food And Wine Destination (Part II)
Adam Morganstern advocates.

Wines From Madrid Are Not What You Expect
Tom Mullen describes a little known region.

How to Launch an Acclaimed Winery for $8 Million or Less
Not in Napa.

A Visit to California’s Most Unlikely Wine Town
Lovely Lompoc.

Some Things Wine Should Never Be
John Mariani critiques tasting notes.

The Real Difference Between Cool-Climate and Warm-Climate Win
Not the climate? I reject this premise.

Boyd on wine: From Petaluma Gap to the Sonoma Valley, wine appellations baffle some
Not just some. Most of your average drinkers.

Terry Theise’s 2017 Germany Vintage Report
Always interesting and entertaining.

Prosecco: What it is and what it isn’t
Alfonso has an epiphany.

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