What–you thought blogs were soooo 2005? Here are a couple of new blogs that raise good questions or bring good perspectives to the world of wine.
Keith Levenberg, a young collector in NYC, is two posts in to his blog (but don’t call it a blog!) and raises two good questions. First, at what level should wine writing be pitched, the newbie or the connoisseur? He informs us that he will dispense with explaining wine terms and cut to the chase. Also, he ponders a subject near and dear to our hearts: which wines are suitable for aging that mere mortals can afford? I’ll leave you to discover his suggestions but I will add a plug for chenin blanc, especially leading producers of Vouvray, such as Foreau and Huet, or Ridge zins. Hit the comments with your thoughts on this $64 (for two or more bottles) question.
Also, Levi Dalton, sommelier at Alto in NYC, has been posting frenetically over the past few days under the title So You Want to be a Sommelier? Please, direct all your sommelier career questions his way! I’m sure he will respond with his characteristic wit and aplomb.