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.

A Firestorm of Speculation Over Robert Parker’s “Retirement”

VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2012/12/a_firestorm_of_speculation_ove.html

Major changes at the Wine Advocate.  Yarrow thinks the changes presage growth for the Advocate, not the demise of Robert Parker as the uber-wine critic.

Changes at The Wine Advocate Signal a Shift in the Market

ERIC ASIMOV

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/changes-at-the-wine-advocate-signal-a-shift-in-the-market/

And here’s Eric Asimov’s take on the changes at the Advocate.

Turkish Wine: Some Tasting Notes

VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2012/12/turkish_wine_the_tasting_notes.html

I’ve never had a Turkish wine.  Yet this post reveals Turkish winemakers are laboring under exactly the same stresses as winemakers around the world.  Narrow consumer preferences are forcing these winemakers to make the same old same old wines that everyone else does, instead of concentrating on what is unique to Turkey.

Big wine companies and wine quality, part I
The Wine Curmudgeon
http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/2012/12/big-wine-companies-and-wine-quality-part-i.html#ixzz2FEd4o47l

Apropos of my recent post on this subject, the Wine Curmudgeon weighs in on the same subject.

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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