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