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.

Critically Tasting Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2012/02/critically_tasting_santa_lucia.html

This tasting of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noirs highlights a trend in California Pinot Noir that I, personally, find unappealing. More and more, Pinot Noir in California is emphasizing ripeness, and overripeness, in the grapes. What results is a jammy, high alcohol wine that bears scant resemblance to the light, racy wine that Pinot Noir should be.

Riesling Goes With Everything, and Sixteen Other Rules for Pairing Wine with Food

Meg Houston Maker

http://palatepress.com/2012/02/wine/riesling-goes-with-everything-and-sixteen-other-rules-for-pairing-wine-with-food/

This article lays out a number of common sense rules for food and wine pairings.

Why Syrah Hasn’t Caught On in America

ERIC ASIMOV

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/why-syrah-hasnt-caught-on-here/

This post focuses on the wines of Côte Rotie and tries to figure out why Syrah just hasn’t caught on here.

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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