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.
Playing “what if?” with California wine regions
In Europe, wines are identified primarily by region (i.e., Bordeaux, Burgundy). Here, primarily by variety (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon). Heimoff’s post explores the reasons behind, and the ramifications of, this difference.
Predicting the future of the wine business
The biggest players in the business offer up their opinions of where the industry is headed.
When life gives you a building slump, make eggs.
One of the latest entrants into winemaking is the concrete tank (in various forms). This post takes a look at this phenomenon, and casts a lot of doubt on how good these tanks really are.
Part I: The Long Term Future of US Wine Sales
This is a thoughtful look at the economic trends of the nation and how they affect the wine industry. It’s not happy reading.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.