Just back from Raw Wine New York. What a fun, crazy opportunity to talk to producers, catch up with folks in the industry, taste and learn! As a result, I wasn’t paying much attention to what’s happening online. But not to fear, there’s still a few good pieces that should be on your radar.
* First, some sad news from Wine Spectator: Oregon Winemaker Patricia Green Dies In Apparent Accident. Known mostly for her Pinot Noir, Patty Green was no doubt a pioneer in introducing Oregon wine. (Read the announcement from the winery here.)
* VinePair has a piece I personally don’t agree with, but still an interesting read about somm social media culture: Instagram Is Making Wine Culture Snobbier.
* There are 18 more wine experts in the world, as Decanter reports: Eighteen New Masters of Wine Sworn In.
* Ahead of the launch of Jon Bonné’s new book, he questions the role and definition of a wine expert in Punch: Why It’s Time to Stop Fetishizing Wine Expertise.