Wine Blog Daily Friday, 1/12/18

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

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Essential Oil diffuser

Master Sommelier Laura Williamson compares the experience of wine to the experience of essential oils and finds several parallels.

The Academic Wino reports on a fascinating study of the relationship between wine and emotional response.

The Wine Curmudgeon gazes into his crystal ball for 2018 and it isn’t pretty.

Wine-to-five podcasts explores the wines of Alsace with Cassidy Havens who handles public relations for Wine of Alsace.

OddBallGrape interviews Sandra Taylor who has written a book on the business of sustainable wine.

Selected Reviews:

Crljenak is widely acknowledged to be the parent grape of Zinfandel. Susannah Gold reviews the Zlatan Crjljenak from Croatia.

Fredric Koeppel finds the Chilcas Single Vineyard Cinsault from Chile to be quite lovely.

John Fodera reviews the newly released 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from the iconic producer Avignonesi.

Nebbiolo from the U.S. is quite rare. Wayward Wine discovers the Cerulean Nebbiolo from the Columbia Gorge in Oregon.

OddBallGrape interviews Sandra Taylor who has written a book on the business of sustainable wine.

Jamie Goode continues his series on grower Champagnes with a review of Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Blanc de Noirs.

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