Daily Wine News: The Critic’s Right

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-08-2017

Instagram Global Networking Smartphone Mobile PhoneIn Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer defends the critic’s right to get it wrong. “Don’t ask or expect critics (or anyone else) to agree with each other. Do recognize that consensus leads to a boring, predictable median mediocrity of taste. And please do accept that there are different questions, with consequently different “answers” for every wine—including wines that you (or I) simply cannot abide or comprehend.”

In VinePair, Courtney Schiessl looks at how Instagram is making wine and somm culture even snobbier.

In SevenFifty Daily, Mark Stock talks to Skurnik’s Mariel Wega about the transition from somm to sales lead, and how working the floor helped prepare her for a career in wine sales.

Alfonso Cevola assesses “the controversial/disastrous/fabulous” Italian wine harvest of 2017.

Sarah Karnasiewicz looks at how today’s winemakers are shedding the stigma of boxed wine in Imbibe.

Meg Houston Maker recommends fifty wines for Thanksgiving, all of which were grown and made in America.

In Food & Wine, Mike Pomranz checks out SIPPClub, “the world’s first augmented reality wine club.”

Mike Veseth, the wine economist, reviews two new wine books: New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, and the People by Warren Moran and Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries by John Schreiner.

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