Links I Like

Below are links to a few websites that I think often have interesting things to say about the relationship of wine to history and politics, culture and society.  Inclusion here doesn’t mean I always agree with them – but I think what they say can be interesting and stimulating.

http://wineanorak.com/  Jamie Goode is one of the more intelligent and scientifically literate of current commentators about wine.

http://www.andrewjefford.com/  Andrew Jefford is the most thoughtful and stimulating – if occasionally frustrating – writers about what wine means, and how it should be understood.

https://chaireunesco-vinetculture.u-bourgogne.fr/  The research centre sponsored by UNESCO for the study and understanding of the relationship of wine to society. This is a French website – but with some information in English.

https://elizabethgabay.com/ Liz Gabay is a Master of Wine with a particular interest in the history and culture of wine and a special focus on pink wines.

https://wineeconomist.com/  Full of interesting articles about the economic context and role of wine.

https://www.drvino.com/about/  One of the few commentators about wine politics who has a deep understanding about the history and reality of what he is discussing.

https://www.insideburgundy.com/  Jasper Morris is amongst the best of many good critics who focus on Burgundy, with knowledge that goes beyond just what to drink, but also how the region operates.

https://www.mastersofwine.org/  As a member of the Institute of Masters of Wine I need to have this link!  But their symposium every four years is a great event, and crammed with interesting presentations including some on wine and culture.

https://www.peterliem.com/  A very perceptive writer about the world of champagne and sherry.

https://www.rodphillipsonwine.com/  The doyen of modern historians of wine – who actually understands and loves wine, rather than just talking about its academic significance

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/  As the name suggests, mainly a news site about wine business – but has excellent regular items about the history and archaeology of wine as well.