Good Reads Wednesday

by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte Rosé)

jeff-smEvery 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.

Many Goals Remain Unmet in 5 Nations’ Climate Deal

The Copenhagen talks reached an end, albeit one leaving a lot to be desired.  The final statement was long on goals (actually, not even that long), and short on implementation.  There was certainly nothing to give me second thoughts about my post on the subject, “Insanity Is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again And Expecting A Different Result” at

Tasting Wine and Snoring: The Non-smoking Edition

Tom Wark’s latest update on quitting smoking.  It’s had a major, and beneficial, effect on high sensitivity to wine.  But so much of the enjoyment of wine is tied to the context and the knowledge of what one’s imbibing, that the pleasure he derives is much less effected.

Can we please get over “climategate” and understand that warming is a threat to wine grapes

Steve Heimoff’s discussion of the impact global warming is likely to have on the ability to grow the wine grape.  Not a pretty picture.

A Different Kind of Sparkler

I try to highlight reviews only when they go off exploring the nether regions of the wine world, as this review does.  To give away the ending, this review of a sparkling shiraz is unlikely to have you rushing off to the nearest store to pick up a bottle, but it’s good to see someone paying attention to the forgotten children of the wine world.  For what it’s worth, my limited experience with sparkling Shiraz mirrors Sonadora’s.

Be back on Monday.  Skipping Friday as I don’t expect there to be alot of Xmas readers.

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One Response to “Good Reads Wednesday”

  1. Ron says:

    I just found this blog and I think this weekly reading list is a great idea. I read Heimhoff’s post and thought it was a real good one. Was glad to see many bloggers picking up the climate change threat to wine during the Copenhagen talks.

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