winery-3061895__340A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on Silicon Valley Bank’s look ahead at the wine business in 2018.

JVB Uncorked reports on a new Italian sparkling wine style, Secco, which has been given DOCG status. It’s basically dry Moscato

Hannah Perkins at My Pour Decisions explains the job of a winery publicist.

Susannah Gold’s adventures in home winemaking continue at Avinnare.

Aaron Nix-Gomez has a photo of a wine press from Madeira circa 1834.

Miquel Hudin takes a look back at his predictions for 2017, assessing the hits and misses.

WineOrL continues summarizing author Peter Lem’s conceptualization of Champagne sub-regions, taking a look at Côte des Blancs.

Allison Levine at Please the Palate profiles the innovative David Parrish of Parrish Family Vineyards

Selected Reviews

Reverse Wine Snob samples the Casillero Del Diablo Rosé a Chilean wine made mostly from Syrah.

Jamie Goode reviews the very serious Ata Rangi McCrone Pinot Noir 2006 Martinborough, New Zealand

 

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