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.

You say pot-A-to, I say poe-tah-toe… You say varietal, I say variety…

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2012/07/03/you-say-potatoe-i-say-poe-tah-toe-you-say-varietal-i-say-variety/

I had always thought that “varietal” was a noun until one reader called my attention to the fact that it’s an adjective—“variety”
is the noun. The same point is made here. But with so many people using varietal as a noun, it’s becoming a noun. I don’t have a problem with that, as that’s simply how language changes over time.

Science, Dirt, and Fine Wine Glasses: an Interview with Stu Smith

Kristina Anderson

http://palatepress.com/2012/07/wine/science-dirt-and-fine-wine-glasses-an-interview-with-stu-smith/

This post highlights Stu Smith, who I personally applaud for his blog Biodynamics is a Hoax. Unfortunately, the blog hasn’t been undated in quite a while, but it still made a point that is well worth making.

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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