What I’ve been reading this week, and other links, notes, bookmarks and briefs.
It’s been a busy week elsewhere, but I did manage to add a few pieces to the bookmarks pile.
Slovenia – A visit with Goriska Brda sparkling wine producer Silveri. Text and video from Glass of Bubbly.
Slovenia Sparkler II – And a visit to Medot, another sparkling wine producer in Goriska Brda. And again from Glass of Bubbly.
From these parts: Getting to know you – What is Blaufränkisch? Wine Lovers, You’ll Want to Know. A good introduction to this central European red From MyNorth.
The re-emergence of clay. I’m seeing it more and more in central and eastern Europe. How Producers are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots – Wine Enthusiast.
Piemonte – In a Northern Italian Wine Region, Raising a Glass with Less Fuss. A nice travel piece in the NYT (and yet another reminder to direct my bearings in that direction).
Northern Italy II – A nice write-up on Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia as seen through fresh eyes. Behind every successful Wine is Terroir via The Indian Wine Academy.
Why Old Vines Really Matter. Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer says they’re genetic repositories.
Critiques – What have wine critics ever done for us? You tell me, please. Via Tim Atkin MW.