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.

Is the Wine Writing World Out of Touch?

VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog

http://www.vinography.com/archives/2013/01/the_wine_writing_world_is_out.html

This is Yarrow’s take on the article featured here last week concerning concentration in the wine industry.

Rioja Gran Reserva

Two Dogs, a Flamingo and a Bottle of Wine

http://dogswine.blogspot.com/2013/01/rioja-gran-reserva.html

Rioja has to be one of the most underappreciated wines in America.  I think that’s in large part because they don’t excel at what we do—big fruity wines.  These wines are relatively austere, but do a great job of pairing well with food.

Drink Different: Rethinking Sauternes with Aline Baly of Château Coutet

Evan Dawson

http://palatepress.com/2013/01/wine/drink-different-rethinking-sauternes-with-aline-baly-of-chateau-coutet/

I had always thought of Sauternes as an exclusively dessert wine, but this article makes the pitch that it pairs well with foods earlier in the meal.

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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