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.

Cork: equal time in the closure wars

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2012/11/16/cork-equal-time-in-the-closure-wars/

Last week Heimoff examined alternatives to corks.  This week he takes a look at corks.

Time For Post-Harvest & Post-Election Yogi.

SVB on Wine

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2012/11/time-for-post-harvest-post-election-yogi.html#more

SVB’s take on the post-election stock market blahs, and a forecast of more rough sailing ahead.  As an aside, there’s this tidbit that is, sadly, all too true:

Ever notice how every year after harvest whoever is interviewed says, “This was one of the best growing years ever.” Oh sure there was frost at budbreak. That just made the vines work harder. And yea … there was a monsoon at flower, but that just lowered the yield naturally. We didn’t need to drop fruit. …… So when we really DO have the best harvest …. maybe ever, who is going to believe us? Maybe we need to plan our spokesperson playbook because if you don’t know where you’re going, chances are you will end up somewhere else.”

A Millennial’s Open Letter To The Wine Industry: I Would Love Your Wine, If Could Afford It (Guest Post)

1 Wine Dude

http://www.1winedude.com/a-millennial-rant-i-cant-afford-your-wine/#more-8607

It’s always struck me an weird that our wine reviews concentrate on wines that most people can’t afford.

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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