Weekly FERMENTED Wine Links: Oct.18, 2005
WEEKLY FERMENTED WINE LINKS: October 18, 2005
Links To Wine Information Old & New Worth Pursuing
1. THE GODDESS OF WINE GETS HIGHER ALCOHOL
Writer Jancis Robinson has some very interesting thoughts and observations on the ever increasing levels of alcohol on both sides of the Atlantic.
An interesting site highlighted by the inclusion of reviews by Master of Wine and Master Sommelier Ronn Wiegand. Reviews, articles, news….Good vino.
3. LONGEVITY IN A BOTTLE
Stony Hill Vineyards bottled their first wine from the 1952 harvest. At one time they defined "cult producers" as their non-malolactic, austere, graceful chardonnays were among the most coveted in Napa Valley. Their own website is a great source of information on one of California’s most important wineries.
4. NAPA VALLEY LIVE
Just for a second, take a look at the live webcam aimed out over a Napa Valley Vineyard in the town of St. Helena. You’ll note…it’s that time of year. The leaves are turning yellow. It’s mid October…Do you know where your Cabernet is?
6. WINE FIRE: IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE
It wasn’t that long ago that another set of wineries were struck by fire. This Wine Spectator article from 2000 makes the point.
7. WINE AUCTION PRICES AND BUSINESS CYCLES
Do they correlate? This academic paper tries to answer the question.
8. "THE GREAT WINES OF AMERICA"
My candidate for the best wine book of the year. Even upon glancing at the book it was clear this is the book American wine lovers have wanted for some time.
9. THE FILMOGRAPHY OF WINE
Wine on film
10. WINE BLOG OF THE WEEK: WINE WAVES
Wine Waves is nearly all about reviews. They do a good, consistent job of it too. The prize is the photography, however, Hands down the best bottle shots in the blogosphere.