by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)
Every 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.
Trends that weren’t predicted, and predictions that never happened
Pretty interesting to see the things that no one predicted would happen happen, and vice versa.
Talkin’ 100-point blues
More about the 100 point scale. Everybody seems to want it, but no one seems to be able to justify its existence.
This post highlights the over 500 different wine grape varieties in Portugal alone. Unfortunately, the ones that really count in the marketplace can be counted on one hand.
Cigarettes, Lot18, Fred Franzia and Wine Inventory
This is an pourpourri of somewhat related matters that makes for interesting reading.
The Wine Curmudgeon
Are wine prices headed up? Not according to this post.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.