Hoke wrote:Careful how you inflect those statistics there, Mr. Journalist.
Robin Garr wrote:Hoke wrote:Careful how you inflect those statistics there, Mr. Journalist.
Not really journalism - in the sense of objective analysis - so much as commentary, Hoke. Read what I wrote, rather than what you think I said and you'll see that I'm rendering a value judgement about varieties that win respect, or don't, from "wine enthusiasts" (i.e., people geeky enough to be hanging out around these forums and reading these scribblings). I didn't mention sales numbers, but I think the gist of the discussion of Pinot Grigio/Gris makes clear that "respect" and "gross sales" aren't congruent at all.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it ...
Hoke wrote:Ah. Perception versus reality. I get it. But isn't that what journalism has become in this brave new world of ours???
James Roscoe wrote:Hoke,
Have you ever read newspapers from the 19th century? Journalism has and always will be what it is. It's the readers who need to catch on.
James Roscoe wrote:Robin is actually pretty genial, but we all need to be reminded that this is not earthshattering stuff we're discussing here. The difficulty we probably all share is that the kind of reporting of the important issues (Iraq, global warming, etc...) gets no better reporting and in most cases, much worse than the coverage Robin gives us in his spare time. So the question is whether Robin is that good or whether the rest of the journalistic world is that bad? (There's my little rant for the day. I apologize for being Eeyore. Someone has to fill the role and I wanted to beat Hoke to the punch.)
Oliver McCrum wrote:Novacella is Neustift. I think it's Kloster Neustift.
The little valley (Eisacktaler or Val d'Isarco) where the winery is located is one of my favorite white wine regions of Italy. They make Sylvaner, Veltliner (!!), Muller-Thurgau, Kerner and other varieties of consistently excellent quality. (The Sylvaner can be outstanding, my particular favorite.)
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