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.

The top 10 wine things we need less of in 2010

Steve Heimoff

Steve Heimoff’s anti-wish list for wine in the coming year.  An entertaining rant against so much that the wine world could do without.

French Ring in 2010 With Deepest Champagne Discounts in Decade

Deep discounting is hitting the big Champagne houses, as they struggle to overcome cash flow problems.  They are facing the perennial problem:  discount, and damage the brand image, or hold the line on prices, and see your sales fall off a cliff.  Champagne isn’t the only wine facing this problem, unfortunately.

What Wine Blogging Needs

Tom Wark’s Fermentation

A rambling but interesting list of things that wine blogging needs.  Tops on the list:  editors and a true reviewer to match up with the more traditional reviewers in print.  Personally, I’d love an editor.  It’s so hard to catch your own mistakes, or realize that what you’ve written, crystal-clear to you, is incomprehensible to anyone else.

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