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

At a wine tasting event to benefit victims of the fires in Napa/Sonoma, Alder Yarrow tastes some iconic California wines, some from the 1960’s.

Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, celebrates the young,the old, and those who never quite made it.

TripAdvisor was scammed recently by fake reviews for a fake restaurant in Italy. Tom Wark wonders if it could happen to wine-related peer review sites.

Here’s a blast from the past. Christie Brinkley owns a winery making sparkling wine and Prosecco. Here’s a review of their sparkling rosé.

With his inimitable humor, the Hosemaster of Wine presents his Christmas wish list for the wine industry.

Michelle Williams at Rockin’ Red Blog has some helpful tips on giving wine as a Christmas gift.

Don Kavanaugh seeks out the wines that have provided the best investment returns over the past five years. The list is surprising.