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

champagne-1500248__340Social Vignerons asks How Good is Moet & Chandon Imperial Rosé Champagne? It is after all perhaps the most recognized Champagne.

For this holiday season it’s good to hear about a wine that serves a greater purpose. Miquel Hudin has the story.

Jamie Goode tastes through several vintages of Dom Pérignon from the 2000s with DP’s Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy as his guide.

Tom Wark lists his top ten wine dreams for 2018.

Is aging wine in Bourbon barrels a gimmick or a interesting new technique? Courtney Schiessl reports.

Austin Beemen explains why a wine from Virginia’s Glen Manor Vineyards is his most memorable wine of 2017.