The Chicago Tribune on why wine and football are a good match. "Back when the guys on the ’85 Bears were a few years out college, the wine narrative leaned toward elitism."
Food and Wineon "Moonwalker" wine which pays tribute to astronauts. "Available in the standard 750 ml bottle, you can also buy it in 1.5, 3, 6, and 9 liter bottles that feature the signatures of Apollo 16’s Charlie Duke and Apollo 12’s Alan Bean."
The Verge on study pushed grapevines to the brink of dehydration to find out how much water they need to survive. "These new findings could give wine growers a way to carefully titrate water levels: if the vines dry out by more than 50 percent, then they might not survive."
Decanter on Bordeaux's challenges with frost in 2017. "Devastating frost has caused a 40% drop in the Bordeaux 2017 wine harvest and new estimates show the financial toll could reach 1.6 billion euros - even though weather during the flowering period and summer months was relatively kind to vines that survived."
The Drinks Business reports that wine critic James Suckling is opening a wine bar in Hong Kong. “My wine bar – actually a wine showroom – will feature all the wines from my events in Hong Kong including Great Wines of World, Great Wines of Italy, and Bordeaux Confidential. So people will have the chance to taste a wine from each producer at my events all of the time instead of just 3.5 hours for one day. All the wines will be served by the glass with Coravin”.