Is wine more about art or science? Or just about fun? This week’s links might provide an “all of the above” answer.
• The gifted crew at looky wine blog VinePair have concocted one of the cooler info-graphics I’ve seen, on pairing for a football-watching crowd.
• A few years back, stories surfaced of unsold tons of French wines being converted into ethanol. Here’s more on how our favorite beverage’s byproducts can be turned into biofuel.
• There appears to be some evidence that young wines are better for you than old wines. Wine Folly examines the issue.
• It’s a bit less scientific, but every bit as believable: We should ditch the flutes and sip Champagne from a regular wine glass. At least the good stuff. I actually find the big ol’ Oregon pinot noir glasses from Riedel to be the optimum conveyor.
• Joe Roberts makes a strong case for why wine reviewers should be regarded in the same way as music or movie or book reviewers. I concur, for better or worse.
• Finally, some words to live by: