Good Reads Wednesday

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

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.

Indigenous American Grape Varieties, A Primer

David Mark Brown

http://palatepress.com/2010/06/wine-indigenous-american-grape-varieties-a-primer/

Interesting if perhaps a little more than you really needed to know on the subject of indigenous grapes. I can’t say I have a huge amount of experience tasting wines made from North American grapes, but I remain pretty skeptical that a native American grape can challenge the vinifera wines that we’re used to.

“Obscure” varieties a hard sell

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2010/06/24/obscure-varieties-a-hard-sell/

What’s the future hold for those varieties no one’s ever heard of? Heimoff has some interesting thoughts on the matter, though I disagree with much of it as I set out at length in Monday’s post.

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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