1. Alder Yarrow at Vinography rants about the travesty of wine as a status symbol and begs us to not be snobs.
2. PhD Economist Michael Veseth on water usage and wine production. It will be interesting to see how winemakers adapt to the realities of global water demandas it becomes a scarcer commodity.
3. Chateau Palmer on Twitter. Yes, the third growth Bordeaux estate does in fact have a twitter account. Kudos.
4. Not wine related, but interesting: "Gourmand syndrome": eating passion associated with right anterior lesions." Very interesting, though I'm far too ignorant on the subject to comment intelligently. Hat Tip: Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution.