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.

Wine Reviewing: Drawing Up A Plan

Fermentation

http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2012/02/wine-reviewing-drawing-up-a-plan.html


Wark doesn’t review wines, but offers some interesting thoughts on how he would go about it if he did.

This Is Your Brain On Wine

Fermentation

http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2012/02/this-is-your-brain-on-wine.html

This post highlights how subjective wine tasting is.

California Harvest 2011: A New—and Welcome?—Direction

Sarah Chappell

http://palatepress.com/2012/02/wine/california-harvest-2011-a-new-and-welcome-direction/

At least this writer feels that 2011 is a better vintage, for all its problems, than one might have thought.

How we approach wine alters our perception

jamie goode’s wine blog

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/how-we-approach-wine-alters-our-perception

Goode tastes three wines blind, and finds that one in particular rated much better than it would have if he’d known how cheap it was. More proof that expectations are critical to how wine is rated.

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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