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.
Wine Writing Income Continues to Challenge
News flash! No one seems to be making the big bucks from wine writing. Not exactly a surprise.
Psst: There’s a global wine shortage. Pass it on.
I read once that there’s only two stories on an election candidate: 1) he’s creaming his opponents, and 2) he’s collapsing. I think it’s the same for wine. Either there’s a glut or a shortage. Nothing else is newsworthy.
Indian Wines: Our Cycle of Love and Loss
I didn’t even know they made wine in India, so this post was a kind of eye opener. They do seem to be having a pretty hard time of it.
I keep hearing more and more about the postal service maybe agreeing to ship wine. Would be great if it ever happened.
More on the global wine shortage, or lack thereof.
1 Wine Dude
Pennsylvania has to win the prize for the most backward of states when it comes to wine (and apparently some other things as well).
More on the MW dissertation claims about screwcap damage
Goode’s update on the subject of screwcaps damaging wine. If his analysis is correct, it’s all much ado about nothing. Since I can’t remember having a bad screwcapped wine, this makes more sense to me than the original report.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.