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

Wine educator Deborah Parker Wong shares some insights on the bulk wine market for 2017.

Cab Franc Day has come and gone but Michele Williams celebrates with an appreciative, informative post about this bastard progeny.

Master Somm Tim Gaiser has a very eclectic but intriguing collection of gift ideas for the book lovers in your family.

Blake Gray reports on lawsuits filed to challenge our ridiculous, interstate, wine shipping laws that prevent your from getting the wines you want.

Tom Wark reports on a study showing that legalized pot might harm wine sales.