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.

Does Terroir Equal Wine Quality or Just Opinion?

Fermentation

http://fermentationwineblog.com/2013/06/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”

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/06/26/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?

Last Bottle

Two Dogs, a Flamingo and a Bottle of Wine

http://dogswine.blogspot.com/2013/06/last-bottle.html

I don’t normally post wine reviews, but when one is so totally accurate, I just have to.

Supermarkets, convergence and market disruption

jamie goode’s wine blog

http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/uncategorized/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.

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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