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.
Does Terroir Equal Wine Quality or Just Opinion?
I totally agree with Wark. Until the day comes when people can accurately perceive terroir tasting blind (and it will never happen), it’s all marketing hype.
The truth behind the lie that “Wine tasting is junk science”
This is Heimoff’s response to the article noted in last week’s Good Reads Wednesday. It’s impossible to disagree with Heimoff, whose take is basically: “Of course wine judging is just someone’s opinion and shouldn’t be mistaken for being remotely accurate…” But once you grant that, what’s left of the notion that wine judging has anything meaningful to offer?
I don’t normally post wine reviews, but when one is so totally accurate, I just have to.
Supermarkets, convergence and market disruption
Why are all supermarkets almost identical? That’s the question Goode asks and answers. What will it take for a supermarket that’s different to succeed? That’s the question Goode asks but can’t answer, except to say it going to have to be really, really different.
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