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

The Wine Curmudgeon explains why selling wine might not be a good idea for Pizza Hut. Yes, they want to go there.

The big news of the day is the approval of the Petaluma Gap AVA. Here is an in-depth report by Blake Gray. Tom Wark has been reporting on the proposal for several years. Here is his take on it.

Wine-to-Five interviews Master of Wine James Cluer about his many forays into Wine Education, including his Mt. Everest wine tasting videos.

Just in time for the holidays, Jameson Fink defends the often-maligned Champagne flute as the appropriate vessel for bubbly. His article in Wine Enthusiast is here.

Pam Strayer lists the 10 largest organic vineyards in Napa, pointing out that few of them are owned by Big Wine.