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.

“Killer” California Chardonnays

Bob Ecker

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

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2010/08/17/when-wine-goes-bad-a-critics-take-on-low-scores/

Heimoff’s discussion of the plethora of lower quality wines he’s been reviewing lately.

Ravenscroft Glasses, are they players?

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2010/08/17/11810/

This post highlights the importance of the glass in tasting wine.

Pairing whites with the thermometer – summer edition

Dr. Vino

http://www.drvino.com/2010/08/19/drinking-white-wines-temperature-summer/

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

Michael Tennant

http://palatepress.com/2010/08/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

Jessica Yadegaran

http://www.mercurynews.com/food-wine/ci_15830922?nclick_check=1

Opinions are all over the place concerning how our cool growing season will affect the ultimate harvest.

Napa Dramatically Reduces Grapevine Pest

Jane Firstenfeld

http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=77583&htitle=Napa%20Dramatically%20Reduces%20Grapevine%20Pest

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.

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