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.

The more things change…

Wine Sooth

http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2011/02/08/the-more-things-change/#more-5540

The change at the Wine Advocate from Parker to Galloni as reviewer of California wines brought out a lot of comments on the wine blogs. This one questions whether Galloni, with responsibilities for a wide array of wine regions, can adequately cover any of them.

Bird’s Eye View of An Event Organizer ~ The Devil’s in The Details

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2011/02/11/the-life-of-an-event-organizer-the-devils-in-the-details/

This post is a real eye-opener for the incredible amount of effort is required to organize an event.

WHY I RESENT BIODYNAMIC FARMING!

Biodynamics is a Hoax

http://biodynamicshoax.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/why-i-resent-biodynamic-farming/

Stuart Smith makes the point Biodynamic farmers, by claiming their methods lead to superior grapes and wines, are putting down everyone else who doesn’t follow Steiner’s nutty methods.

Is the Napa Valley heating up? Vintners release new climate study

http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/article_6494e8d0-3586-11e0-9861-001cc4c002e0.html

A recent study comes to the conclusion that reports of warming in Napa Valley are greatly exaggerated.

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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