Sentiments on Portugal and Wine Ratiings at Sediments
Two good posts in a row over at Wine Sediments.
Yesterday Mark Fisher, the editor of the group blog to which I also contribute, took on the notion of wine ratings and how they are offered in complete disregard for any acknowledgment of terroir and source. He’s also concerned that it is very unlikely that a review of 100,000 case bottling of a wine can’t really offer the reader any expectation that in buying the wine it will have any relationship to the review.
Meanwhile, today Andrew Barrow writes about the classification method of wines of Portugal. My guess is that very few people are at all familiar with the unfortified wines of Portugal. Port gets all the attention (for good reason) yet Barrow offers a primer on how to approach the rest of the country’s wines.