Wine news April 25, 2017

The New York TImes visits the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja, Mexico. "An obscure Russian sect of agrarian Christians known as the Molokans immigrated to Mexico around 1905 and put their farming talents to the test of the desert. The Molokans didn’t drink alcohol, but they sold their grapes to those who did."

The Boston Globe on how to support central Italy after the earthquake - by drinking its wines. "Tourism has fallen sharply. “People’s fear of seismic activity keeps them away,” he explains. “The smaller producers are really at risk, but even the bigger producers rely on tourism.”

Food and Wine on wine and bug pairings. "Land lobster and land shrimp, or scorpions and giant water bugs, actually have a slightly fishy taste to them, and they pair well with the buttery whites,” says Moore."