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

barbaresco vineyardsRob McMillan at Silicon Valley Bank posts a link to his videocast of the State of the Wine Industry report.

Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, describes his discovery and love of Barbaresco.

Levi Dalton interviews Chisa Bize, who looks after Domaine Simon Bize et Fils in the Burgundy village of Savigny-les-Beaune.

Margaret Rand reports on the frantic race to buy up the small 2016 vintage in Burgundy.

Miquel Hudin makes some interesting predictions about the wine world in 2018.

wineOrl takes a deep dive into the several Italian regions producing Nebbiolo.

Wine-to-Five interviews Rick Fisher, director of the Wine Scholar Guild’s Spanish Wine Scholar program.

Nancy at Washington State Beer and Wine discovers value in highlighting women winemakers.

Amanda Barnes profiles Argentinean winemaker Santiago Mayorga of Nieto Senetiner.

Food, Wine, Click describes Occitanie, the new administrative unit in the South of France that includes Languedoc-Roussillion and Sud-Quest. (and tempts us with a recipe for Cassoulet)

Michelle Williams at Rockin’ Red Blog also explores Languedoc and eats Cassoulet.

 

Selected Reviews:

Jamie Goode blind tastes his way through top Oregon Pinot Noir.

Simon Woolf describes the eccentric orange wine of Slovenia’s biodynamic producer, Zorjan.

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2014 Domaine de la Solitude a “modern, polished Châteauneuf-du-Pape”.

Josh Likes Wine writes up one of Italy’s lesser-known white wine regions, Lugana DOC.

Tim Lemke reviews Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia, Red Blend, a blend of mostly Malbec and Syrah from Argentina.

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