WWWW #63

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Welcome to another Wine Web Wandering Wednesday. Grab a glass and settle in for some wine reading all around the world-wide web. I apologize for having this up so late…seems like I’ve been running from meeting to meeting with my head cut off today! In any case – hope you enjoy this week’s wine reading!

The St. Louis Post Dispatch had a nice piece about Missouri wineries and the phenomenal growth in wineries over the last few years.  Read the article here.

The Drinks Business has been posting a multi-part feature about the 50 most influential women in the wine world. I’m not on the list. Find out who is though in two of the features this past week: #s 40-31 here and #s 20-11 here.

Last week I reported about the shift in business over at the world’s most influential wine critic’s review, The Wine Advocate.  There’s a bit more news on the change this week that you can find here.

Have you ever found yourself making fun of the descriptors people use for wine in reviews (and often in person!).  Dan Berger pokes fun at them too in this article.

And if you are a history or research buff, then you might be interested in this article which outlines what researchers believe to be the origins of wine.

I hope you enjoy this week’s articles!  Cheers to you.

WWWW #62

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Welcome to another Wine Web Wandering Wednesday. Grab a glass and settle in for some wine reading all around the world-wide web.

Three articles caught my eye this week (notwithstanding the multitudes of wine and holiday menu recommendations) that I wanted to share.

First up, if you are a fan of boxed wine, or our Grapes of Raft, then read this article which advises you keep these wines cold.

Speaking of fans, this week fans of Robert Parker were surprised to find out that he has sold a major interest in his wine review platform called The Wine Advocate, plus he is stepping down as editor-in-chief of that same publication. Read more about it here.

Finally, for those of you who are Missouri wine fans, you might be interested to see how regulations in St. Charles County (just west of St. Louis) will be affecting the wineries in that area. Read more about the new zoning issues here.

That’s it for this week. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and happy reading time. Cheers!

WWWW #61

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Welcome to another Wine Web Wandering Wednesday. Grab a glass and settle in for some wine reading all around the world-wide web.

Lots of wine business-related news this week:

As far as wine consumption goes, is there a difference between male and female drinkers? Find out here.

The French are drinking less wine these days – down to one glass a day. What is the world coming to? 🙂

Ever wonder why wineries use the type of bottles we do? This article explains a part of the reasoning, plus it makes me think that Clyde and I might need to rethink our white wine bottles!

And if you have a vineyard in Missouri, or are thinking of one, you’ll probably want to check out Marilyn Odneal’s blog at Missouri State University. In this post she shows the drainage holes being installed in the experimental vineyard plots.

And finally, a fun article for you DIY-ers out there. This old house gives you several ways to reuse your empty wine bottles in this online article.

Have fun reading this week’s WWWW links.  I think it might be cold enough for a cup of mulled wine tonight!  Cheers!