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


Blake Gray reports on studies assessing whether cork changes as the bottle ages preventing excessive oxidation.

Tom Wark continues to educate us about the real aims of the Oak Woodlands initiative on the ballot in Napa seeking to prevent the planting of new vineyards.

Bob on Sonoma weighs in on the data suggesting a leveling off of wine sales growth.

Winemaker and MW Nova Cadamatre talks up the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium happening this week in Sacramento.

Susannah Gold explores another indigenous Italian varietal, Mostosa Bianco, often found in regions along the Adriatic Coast.

Cellar Tours explores the world of wine investing and notes the wines that have track records as good investments.

The Wine Curmudgeon imagines a conversation between a marketer and a winemaker; it doesn’t go well.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Wayward Wines reviews Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Mourvèdre, Enz Vineyard, Lime Kiln Valley. The Enz family is the only family farming in that tiny AVA.

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2015 Foursight Wines Pinot Noir Clone 05 Charles Vineyard Anderson Valley

Do Bianchi reports on the best Zinfandel tasted in 2017.

Jo Diaz reviews the 2015 Ferraton Père & Fils Samorëns Rouge, Côtes du Rhône.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Oak Farm Vineyards Tievoli Red Blend 2016, Lodi, a blend of ziinfandel, primitivo, barbera and petite sirah.