Gulpable: Wine Reads This Week – The Up & Comers

On the heels of the announcement of the finalists for the 2012 Wine Blog Awards, Tom Wark of Fermentation offers 5 Rules for Successful Wine Blogging.

NBC takes a look at the sparkle in English wines. Bill Zacharkiw explores unusual Spanish whites (including one of my absolute favourites, Lopez de Heredia) over at The Gazette, and Fiona Beckett wonders why rosé wine is getting sweeter on The Guardian.

I always enjoy Talia Baiocchi’s writing on Eater. Her Decanted column is entertaining and worth reading even if you never plan to eat at the NYC restaurant whose wine list she is reviewing, and her Vintage America explores the wine scene beyond NYC. Her latest pieces are about a place that’s raising the bar for Williamsburg’s wine scene and the Vegas wine scene according to its sommeliers.

On Palate Press, Meg Houston Maker tackles a conundrum that any of us with a budding wine hobby may some day be faced with: what to do when you’re asked to “do the wine” for a big event, as a favour. Did I mention that there’s a budget? And Diane Letulle takes a look at wine counterfeiting today and how surprisingly little is being done about it.

Katherine Cole discusses a dilemma for wine writers: “Should we simply react to finished wines, or can we delve into their origin stories? And how deep should we dig?” She goes on to discuss wine terms that don’t normally make it into the newspaper.

The New York Cork Report expands its scope to cover New York’s North Country wine region and begins by exploring one of the region’s most promising grapes, La Crescent.

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2 Responses to Gulpable: Wine Reads This Week – The Up & Comers

  1. Lesley, thanks so much for reading my Palate Press story, and for including it in your weekly roundup. Prost!
    Meg Houston Maker recently posted.. 2012 Wine Blog Awards Finalist