Good Reads Wednesday

jeff-smby 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.

What Rudi taught us: The producer-critic complex, and never taking a wine for granted

Steve Heimoff

http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/12/10/what-rudi-taught-us-the-producer-critic-complex-and-never-taking-a-wine-for-granted/

I can’t believe how much the wine consumer is willing to praise a wine solely because of its provenance. They will swoon over a famous wine even though it might be badly flawed. But I guess that’s human nature and not likely to change.

Riesling and Lamb

Two Dogs, a Flamingo and a Bottle of Wine

http://dogswine.blogspot.com/2013/12/riesling-and-lamb.html

Good wine pairing are, well, whatever the particular taster likes. This definitely isn’t a pairing that seems like it would work, but apparently it did. No so sure how this would have worked out without the Hoisin sauce, though.

A New Entry in the “Which is Greener Debate:” How Does Nomacorc Rank?

Erika Szymanski

http://palatepress.com/2013/12/wine/new-entry-greener-debate-nomacorc-rank/

Maybe I’m just not environmentally conscious enough, but I just have a really hard time believing that, in a world where Chinese cities can generate enough air pollutants to make their air three times worse than the worse level of pollution generally recognized, that wine corks are enough of an issue to generate the amount of interest they receive.

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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