WWWW #45

It was a busy wine web wandering week with great information and some controversy.  Hope you have time today to grab a glass and peruse a few of these articles.

I’ll start with MO news – this article gives a winemaker’s perspective on all the heat and dry weather that we’ve experienced this summer.  Many of you ask me this question in the salesroom, so I think you’ll find the article interesting!

In the wine 101 category – and very helpful for those of you just starting out in wine – check out these 10 tips for wine newbies.  Then you can move onto this article about wine complexity.  And trust me, this isn’t too complex an article – anytime you compare wine to a cheeseburger, you can’t go wrong!

The next two articles should appeal to anyone.  This article helps those of you who feel like you are stuck in a rut when it comes to what you drink (plus, the article goes hand in hand with tip #1 in the 10 tips for newbies article!).   In fact, ‘variety is the spice of life’ seemed to be a major theme of the articles this week.  This article focuses on red wine blends and why they are rising in popularity (maybe because of the articles I’ve already listed!?!).

Finally, in a bit of wine industry news: US News and World Report has an article about the spike in craft breweries and wineries that is going on right now in the U.S..  Or you can read about a bit of overseas controversy in Italy over a line of wines that feature Adolf Hitler prominently on their label.

And I hope you don’t mind, but I’ll leave you with a little self-promotion that fits into the wine 101 category.  I wrote up a blog article yesterday about 5 tools that I think are valuable items to have on hand, no matter what your level of wine consumption.  You can scroll down the page if you are here on our blog, or click here if you are viewing this blog via email or a reader.

Thanks for joining me again this week with the wine news.  I hope you found something interesting or useful.  Cheers!