A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

At Wine Searcher, Oliver Styles explains why he needs beer after a wine tasting, but I’m not sure if it’s a complement or an insult.

Some serious age on this. Jamie Goode tastes a Gonzalez Bypass Pio X, a wine made from Moscatel Menudo Blanco, aged over 150 years in cask and then compares it to the same wine in the bottle since 1919.

Since this is a week of celebration, we might as well celebrate the release of Beaujolais Nouveau. Julien Miguel at Social Vignerons nods approvingly at some recent releases.

And speaking of celebrations, one of the wine world’s iconic celebrations, the charity wine auction, Hospices de Beaune, began this weekend. Decanter’s blog provides some background.

And Thanksgiving in the wine world would not be complete without the Wine Curmudgeon’s cheap wine recommendations for Thanksgiving. Our wallets are indeed thankful.