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.

Why Wine is a Lousy Investment

VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2012/11/why_wine_is_a_lousy_investment.html

I can’t help it but I’m always happy to see wine investing getting bad press.  Wine shouldn’t be a trophy.  It should be enjoyed.  Paying beaucoup bucks for something that you’ll probably never open is the antithesis of what wine should be about.

Wine Industry Kerfuffle Masks Mighty Political Failure

Fermentation

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2012/11/wine-industry-kerfuffle-masks-mighty-political-failure/

WSWA spent a lot of money to advance its agenda and, according to Work, really got very little to show for it.

One wine, two scores

Dr. Vino

http://www.drvino.com/2012/11/28/one-wine-two-scores/

This post highlights something that most consumers don’t understand, that the same wine, particularly if it’s served in different packaging, can achieve wildly different scores.

When tasting notes score 83 points

Dr. Vino

http://www.drvino.com/2012/11/28/when-tasting-notes-score-83-points/

Wine tasting notes have to be the most hackneyed writing there is, as Dr. Vino points out.

A question of etiquette: dining with abstainers

Dr. Vino

http://www.drvino.com/2012/11/26/etiquette-dining-wine-abstainers/

What do you do when you have friends over for dinner who abstain from wine?  I wouldn’t know.  I can’t ever remember having that problem.

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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