Good Reads Wednesday

by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte Rosé)

jeff-smEvery Wednesday I post my recommendations of the best of last week’s postings concerning wine, whether blogs or news. I list them in the order I read them, so you shouldn’t infer anything about the order in which I list these posts.

The Great Wine Unraveling

Vinography

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2010/05/the_great_wine_unraveling.html

Commentary on the unraveling of some of the biggest players in the wine business.

Grapes I Can’t Pronounce

WANNABE WINO WINE BLOG

http://wannabewino.com/2010/05/28/grapes-i-cant-pronounce/

Kudos to Sonadora on this one. It would do us all good if we’d spend just a little of our wine time exploring the unknowns of the wine world.

An American Wine Identity For the Next Generation

David Mark Brown

http://palatepress.com/2010/05/an-american-wine-identity-for-the-next-generation/

Can native American grapes ever achieve stardom in the wine world? This article raises that question, and highlights the problems in even evaluating how successful these strains are.

Dead cat bounce for wineries?

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2010/05/25/dead-cat-bounce-for-wineries/

Heimoff’s none too optimistic outlook for the wine business, and particularly smaller wineries. It really tough out there, as this comment notes.

For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.

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