Before we get started I will only casually mention that my Notre Dame Fighting Irish managed to win a way too close game against Michigan State this past weekend. At the moment it looks like the Sisters of the Poor Orphanage team could move the ball up and down the field against the Irish defense but I have to believe John Tenuta will get that fixed...at least I keep telling myself that.
Here we go:
A really interesting piece from Josh Hermsmyer @pinotblogger on Brettanomyces (Brett) in white wine. Josh is a smart guy and a bit geeky when it comes to these things but I happen to like wine geeky so go check it out...it's a good read. After you're done with that be sure to check out our video Why You Might Smell Poop In Your Wine for our discussion on Brett in red wine.
More Trouble On The Horizon is yet another look at the economic challenges facing the wine industry from The Zinquisition. There are blog posts and articles all over the internet to this very point and the recent Wine Spectator had an article on wine surplus as a result of the economy. Here's hoping things get better soon.
Fredric Koeppel over at Bigger Than Your Head has a good post called The Wild West of the Douro. He talks about some of his travels in Portugal, the Duouro wine region and he reviews some interesting wines along the way. A must read in my opinion.
WineDiverGirl (Lisa DeBruin or @winedivergirl on Twitter) hits it hard with a post on why social media needs to be personal and interactive lest you become a nuisance to those that wish to follow you and interact with you. Sadly, many in the wine industry still have not figured this out.
I love Bitchin' Kitchen (@bitchinkitchen) and, though this wasn't last week, I have to share their vintage video of the week from two weeks ago called One-Night-Stand Breakfast. It is hilarious and sadly may hit home for some of us...err...some of you!
Jeff Miller (@ArtisanWines) over at Artisan Family of Wines has two posts asking whether or not expensive wines really do taste better (Part 1 and Part 2). Jeff's blogs is one of the best blogs I have seen that is written by a wine maker. His level of detail, interesting topics and desire to really educate his readers is unmatched and his blog is a must read.
Coming up this week at Pulling The Cork:
The last in or How To Taste and Talk Wine Series, an article from a new contributor who you will meet shortly, the last review of one of Jeff Miller's wines from Artisan Family of Wines and we launch our second Taste & Talk series with Cindy Cosco, lab manager at Crushpad and owner/wine maker of Passaggio. Hope you will come back to check those out!