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.
For another view (not all that dissimilar to mine—see my Monday post) of the purchase of Ledgewood Creek by Gallo.
The South Pack: Reimagining Australian Wine
This post begins: “An entire country can’t be made to pay for the mistakes of, well, a lot of the rest of the country, can it?” Sadly, as the post itself acknowledges, the short and simple answer to this question is “yes”. A small group of small producers is trying to buck the trend of Australia being viewed as the supplier of an ocean of mediocre wine. I wish them the best, but, in the end, the answer remains “yes”.
Wine competitions, judging, and blind luck
More on the futility of wine judging. If “wine experts” can’t give more or less the same medal to the same wine on the second tasting, what’s the point?
Is everything we know about wine wrong?
Another take on the subject of wine judging. While I would like it if Goode’s view (that wine judging can be done well) were true, I don’t think it is.
For keeping up to date with what’s going on the in wine world, the best all around source is http://winebusiness.com.