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

Marcus Ford explores the ins and outs of selling wine in the Chinese market.

Jamie Goode presents the outsiders’ views on Central Otago Pinot Noir, from three winemakers who make wine elsewhere.

The Alcohol Professor keeps us up-to-date on the technology of wine closures with a profile of the cork-maker Diam.

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, travels to Chateau Ste. Michelle to experience the latest innovations in wine tourism.


Selected Reviews:

Allison Levine rekindles her interest in Zinfandel finding several at ZAP that were well balanced.

Tom Lee reviews new releases from the Washington State producer, Lauren Ashton Cellars.

JVB Uncorked reviews an affordable Carménère , Torreon De Paredes, Reserva Carménère 2014, from Rengo, Chile.

foodwineclick provides an overview of Riesling while reviewing an aging beauty, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Kaseler Nies’chen Riesling Kabinett 2002