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.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Treat it like wine
This article on olive oil is well worth reading in its own right. But it couldn’t help but remind me of an olive oil tasting I went to once at UC Davis. After the professor explained to us all the flaws that can be present in olive oil, he acknowledged that most people who aren’t olive oil “experts”, actually preferred the flawed oils. Which gets back to the whole question of, What is a flaw? And the only answer that makes any sense is if you don’t dislike it, for you, it’s not a flaw.
Can America Save the Wine World?
W. Blake Gray
The title of this article is a bit of a misnomer, because it’s not the wine world, but the European wine world, that needs saving. Consumption of wine in Europe is plummeting, so producers there have to look abroad, and primarily to America, for consumers.
WineDude-ism Vs. Yet Another Control State (NH Wine Week, 2014)
1 Wine Dude
Again, the title of this article is something of a misnomer since the bulk and most interesting part of the article is not about New Hampshire, but Pennsylvania. Of all the control states Pennsylvania is probably the most stringent and most loony. I think for Pennsylvania, and other control states, the consumer is the least of their concerns. It’s making money.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.