Linked

The results here are not that surprising to me given the venue. At a state fair the conditions are far from ideal and the judges have to taste too many wines in a short period of time. I have always believed a wine should be tasted over a period of time (1-2 days minimum) and then a fair review can be written from this extended experience. When a hundred wines are tasted in 90 minutes variations like this are far too common. Not to mention all of these were tasted blind which is its own bag of snakes.

via The Guardian

The Smith Brothers are living legends in Napa Valley. This great interview tells their story.

via Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

Beaujolais is arguably the best value in red wine right now and Lyle has an excellent list here to back up this claim.

via Rockss and Fruit

As with anything you eat or drink, moderation and common sense, not prohibition, often makes the most sense.

via The Telegraph

The Steve Jobs Of Wine: Winemaker Paul Hobbs

by Tim Elliott on June 17, 2013

Short but insightful interview.

via Forbes

Good weekend reading from Will Lyons.

via WSJ