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.

Things to be thankful for: California wine keeps getting better

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2012/11/21/things-to-be-thankful-for-california-wine-keeps-getting-better/

Heimoff thinks California wines are getting better, and I think he’s right.  But of greater interest is how the highest scores he’s given recently have gone to a wide variety of wines, not just the same old same old Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Presenting natural wines to a curious audience

jamie goode’s wine blog

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/natural-wine/presenting-natural-wines-to-a-curious-audience

This post is mostly silent as to what constitutes “natural” wine, but whatever the stuff is, Goode likes its different and unusual flavors.  I wasn’t there, so I can’t say that I would like the wines or not.  But I harbor a suspicion that many of these “interesting” flavors may just be what many, including me, would classify as flaws.

What Does Harley-Davidson share with wine?

SVB on Wine

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-does-harley-davidson-and-wine-have.html#more

This post focuses mostly on matters having little, on the surface, to do with wine, but by focusing on other companies in other industries, it sheds some light on the challenges facing the wine business.

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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