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

Hawk Wakawaka shares her impressions from 9 days in the Willamette Valley. it’s an outstanding snapshot.willamette valley

Randy Caparoso at the Lodi Wine Grape Commission lists the 12 most interesting Lodi wines of 2017. It’s not standard fare. Dornfelder is on the list.

There is interesting wine being made in almost every state in the U.S. Dave Nershi summarizes New Jersey’s recent success.

Meg Houston Maker describes the terroir of our newest AVA, Petaluma Gap.

The Wine Curmudgeon wonders why Cava gets no respect.

Caroline Henry at Wine Searcher has the latest news on the controversial herbicide Glyphosate.