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.
The 4 Key Trends in the Wine Industry in the Past 20 Years
Wark’s take on the major changes in the wine business over the last 20 years.
Malbec in California? Mixed bag, emerging story
I pretty much agree with this assessment of Malbec. I think it’s a great blender, but not nearly as good on its own.
“Tasting better than claret”
It’s so refreshing to see recognition of the fact that wines that don’t show up in the Advocate and Spectator can be every bit as enjoyable.
1 Wine Dude
Science tells us that, in general, the collective opinion of a crowd is more accurate than that of a single “expert”, however you define that. 1 Wine Dude’s view is that, when it comes to wine judging, we can expect much the same thing. While I am the last person in the world to vouch for the opinions of wine “experts”, I’m not sure how you can come to that conclusion when it comes to wine judging, since there’s no objective criterion to say which wine is better.
The ultimate do-it-yourself wine review
The Wine Curmudgeon
An entertaining spoof on the tried and true, if not tired, wine review.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.