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.
Can Petite Sirah be the Next Big Thing? Can anything?
Heimoff posits moderate, not explosive, growth for what should be one of the premiere California wine grapes.
My keynote speech to the Petite Sirah Symposium
Heimoff gave the keynote address to this years PS I Love You symposium. His view is that Petite Sirah needs to take a new tack when it comes to marketing.
The Mission grape played an essential role in California viticulture. Unfortunately, it has fallen on hard times, for nogood reason as it produces very good wines. Here, Jo Diaz gives a short and sweet history of the grape in this state.
Monastrell: It’s From Murcia
Meg Houston Maker
Monastrell is probably more well know here under its French name, Mourvedre. This grape is capable of producing delicious, concentrated wines. I tried my hand at it, and could never get results that I was very happy with, though. I got light, fragrant wines instead of the deep, brooding wines that European winemakers produce.
Is wine expertise illusory?
Goode concludes that wine expertise isn’t illusory. But for the life of me I can’t figure out how he reaches that conclusion from the evidence he cites. If someone could explain it to me, I would much appreciate it.
Is Demand for Wine Dropping?
SVB on Wine
The conclusion: no, it’s not.
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