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.
“Killer” California Chardonnays
Here’s Bob Ecker’s Killer Chardonnay article, that I referred to recently in my article on Chardonnays at http://artisanfamilyofwines.com/blog/?p=1267 . Most of the recommended wines are balanced with good acidity, the antithesis of the traditional buttery, overoaked version of this grape.
When wine goes bad: a critic’s take on low scores
Heimoff’s discussion of the plethora of lower quality wines he’s been reviewing lately.
Ravenscroft Glasses, are they players?
This post highlights the importance of the glass in tasting wine.
Pairing whites with the thermometer – summer edition
We commonly think of wine pairings with food. This post focuses on the importance of pairing with the weather, an obvious but largely ignored subject.
A Tasting Primer: Easy Tips to Learn About & Enjoy Wine
An excellent primer on wine tasting.
Cool summer means more precautions and a little prayer for wine grape growers
Opinions are all over the place concerning how our cool growing season will affect the ultimate harvest.
Napa Dramatically Reduces Grapevine Pest
A summary of where we stand in the battle against the European Grapevine Moth. Much progress, but still a long ways to go.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.