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

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Qvevri, the wine vessels used in ancient Georgia

Natural wine advocate Alice Feiring is enthusiastic about the wines of the nation of Georgia, perhaps the oldest wine region in the world.

Jamie Goode discovers Arcangeli, an exciting new addition to the South African wine scene, and Novum, a new producer in Marlborough New Zealand.

An African American woman responds to Karen McNeil’s article about the status of women in the wine industry.

Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, provides tips on how to become a genuine expert on Italian wines.

Tom Lee reviews the 1991 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, another data point in the endless controversy about whether Napa Cabs really age well.

Red Fang wines is a collaboration between Willamette Valley’s Teutonic Wine Company and the metal band Red Fang. The Wine Daily tells us their inaugural wine is a blend of Tannat, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer.

Sussanah Gold surveys the Italian Region of Puglia, a land of abundance when it comes to wine varieties.

The Drunken Cyclist travels to Alentejo Portugal, and visits with José de Sousa, one of Portugal’s better known producers.

Reverse Wine Snob asks Texas winemaker David Kuhlken of Pedernales Cellars about the basics of fermentation.

Michelle Williams at Red Rockin Red Blog surveys the wine regions of Brazil, a often forgotten country on the wine map of South America.

Alice Feiring is enthusiastic about the wines of the nation of Georgia, perhaps the oldest wine region in the world.

Blake Gray wonders if a conservative boycott of California wines might actually help wine sales.

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