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.

Trends that weren’t predicted, and predictions that never happened

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/02/01/trends-that-werent-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

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/01/29/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.

Portuguese Wine Grape Varieties

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2013/02/01/portuguese-wine-grape-varieties/

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

SVB on Wine

http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2013/01/cigarettes-lot18-fred-franzia-and-wine.html#more

This is an pourpourri of somewhat related matters that makes for interesting reading.

Update: Wine prices in 2013

The Wine Curmudgeon

http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/2013/02/update-wine-prices-in-2013.html

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.

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