A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Bob Hunnicutt explores the issue of calories in wine.
Aaron Nix-Gomez discovers wicker capsules on old bottles of Madeira.
Jamie Goode visits St. Clair in Marlborough to discover the secret of their very aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.
The Wine Curmudgeon takes his occasional foray into the high end with his review of a 2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Caroline Henry has the latest news on the 2017 vintage in Champagne; the news appears to be positive.
Cellar Tours has an overview of non-Burgundy regions that produce great Pinot Noir.
Julien Miquel has some advice and recipes for pairing food with Prosecco.
John Fodera predicts the next great Super Tuscan will be from Orma Estate in Bolgheri.
Global Wines is now focusing on wines from Dao Portugal, and Sarah Ahmed has the story.