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

A Must Read interviews Ray Signarello of Signarello Estates, one of the wineries destroyed in last fall’s fires in Napa.

Vincent Rendoni at Wine Folly provides us with a comprehensive guide for visiting the Willamette Valley.

Blake Gray reports on Gina Gallo’s keynote speech at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium.

The Wine Curmudgeon explains why purchasing booze at Amazon Go is a low-tech experience.

Allison Levine at Please the Palate profiles Stuart Smith of Smith-Madrone, the iconic Napa producer.

The Drunken Cyclist visits Firriato, one of the most important producers in Sicily.

wineORL takes a look at Methode Ancestral sparkling wines of France.

Amanda Barnes discusses PIPA, an association of small producers in Altamira, Argentina, with Juanfa Suarez, winemaker for Finca Suarez.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Crushed Grape Chronicles keeps us up to date on Central Coast Syrah.

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2014 Foursight Pinot Noir Zero, an unoaked Pinot from Anderson Valley

Jamie Goode reviews a Vouvray from Domaine Sébastien Brunet.