country-lane-428039__340A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Matt Walls explains why sometimes the lesser vintages are more appealing.

Don Kavanaugh at Wine Searcher has a list of the worlds best value wines for 2017.

Bob Hunnicut selects his go to sparkling wines from Sonoma/Napa/Mendocino, just in time for your New Years eve planning.

Blake Gray has found a wine club for people who hate wine clubs. If I wanted to join a wine club this one sounds promising.

It’s a mojito-fueled rather than a wine-fueled visit but Pull That Cork describes the charms of Camagüey Cuba.

Richard Hemming MW discusses the state of wine writing in 2017.