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.
The World’s Best Champagne?: Tasting Bubbly with The Masters of Wine
I’ve always been a big believer that the correlation between price and quality was not nearly as strong as people generally believe. As Yarrow notes, however, Champagne is definitely an exception—really good Champagne costs alot, unfortunately.
An interesting post. Has the decline in wine prices resulted in vintners using less new oak to save money? If so, then that’s an unintended but welcome by-product of the Great Recession, since it’s nice to taste more fruit and less oak.
1 Wine Dude
The amount of oxygen a cork lets into the wine is pretty important, but rarely discussed.
Does cheap wine cost too much money?
This post is a little too complicated to summarize. The bottom line, though, is that the relationship between a wine score and its effect on the sales of that winery’s products isn’t nearly as clear-cut as you would imagine.
Part II: Planting Decisions Are Different This Time
SVB on Wine opines that despite something of a resurgence in wine buying, basic demographic changes in the marketplace are going to keep wine prices depressed, which is going to translate into less new planting.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.