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

Oliver Styles wonders why wine faults never find their way into wine reviews. Good question.

The Wine Daily reports on the latest from former NBA basketball star Yao Ming’s Napa winery.

Tom Wark assembles reminders of how much legal trouble wine wholesaler Southern-Glazer has attracted this year.

Deborah Parker Wong recounts a year’s worth of sparkling wine discoveries.

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, the Drunkin’ Cyclist reviews 4 from Champagne and Jon Thorsen lists his picks for the best sparkling wine.

Pamela Heiligenthal at EnoBytes pairs Côtes de Bordeaux wines with 5 regional French dishes.

Meg Houston Maker reviews a Vermentino from Lodi producer Fields Family.