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.

A Tour Of The New FERMENTATION Home

Fermentation

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2012/08/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.

Mission Grape Has Played a Major Role in California Wine Viticultural History

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2012/08/30/mission-grape-has-played-a-major-role-in-california-wine-viticultural-history/

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?

Erika Szymanski

http://palatepress.com/2012/08/wine/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?

SVB on Wine

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2012/08/can-wineries-increase-their-bottle.html#more

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.

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One Response to “Good Reads Wednesday”

  1. thank you very much for the fantastic piece of writing!

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