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.

Winemaker trepidation is pretty common when it comes to wine writers + some advice

Wine Blog

http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2013/02/20/winemaker-trepidation-is-pretty-common-when-it-comes-to-wine-writers-some-advice/

The essence of this post is the problem of being afraid of getting a bad review.  Of course, if you’re a winemaker, getting a bad review is an occupational hazard.   Jo Diaz’s advice: don’t worry about it too much, and if it happens, just get over.

Identifying Flaws and Faults in Wine

David White

http://palatepress.com/2013/02/wine/identifying-flaws-and-faults-in-wine/

A short and sweet primer on wine flaws.

Temperature: A Hot Issue For Wine

Tyler Colman

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2013/02/temperature-a-hot-issue-for-wine

I’ve always known that shipping wine in heat was a problem. This post quantified the damage that can occur from even a relatively short exposure to high heat.

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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