by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)
Every 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.
A Tour Of The New FERMENTATION Home
Certainly one of my favorite blogs got a facelift this week, and the new look sure beats the old.
I recently wrote a post on the Mission grape, so this blog on the history of this grape caught my attention, and is definitely worth a read.
What the Heck is Residual Sugar?
This is a really good primer on residual sugar in wine. Personally, I hate residual sugar in what is, ostensibly, a dry wine, but Americans seem to love sweetness, and many wines with noticeable residual sugar do very well in the marketplace.
Can Wineries Increase their Bottle Prices?
SBV on Wine prognosticates that wineries aren’t going to be able to raise prices nearly as much as they would like, since the middle class, the main driver of consumer spending over the last 20 years, is in no position to resume that spending. And the demographics of our society won’t help either, with the baby boom passing its prime spending years, not in any position to resume free spending.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.