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

vineyard-2860941__340Simon Wolff asks “Can wine be radical?” referring to unconventional viticultural and winemaking practices.

Vincent Rendoni at Wine Folly has some sensible advice for how to avoid sounding like a jerk.

Levi Dalton interviews Northern Rhone producer Jean Gonon of Domaine Pierre Gonon.

Here’s an informative article by Sommelier Shelley Lindgreno on the virtues of Negroamaro, the often neglected grape of Puglia.

Deborah Parker Wong informs us about the history of sweet wine production in Bordeaux and includes recommendations for affordable bottles.

Apparently Chilean Semillion is a thing. Around the World in 80 Harvests tastes several.

The Drunken Cyclist keeps us up to date on quality Prosecco.