A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Kathleen Wilcox explores the world of social media influencers in wine.
Susannah Gold chats with San Gimignano winemaker Principessa Natalia Guicciardini Strozzi and discovers a possible connection to the Mona Lisa.
The Drunken Cyclist is on day 3 of his Sicilian tour visiting Gorghi Tondi, a relatively new Sicilian producer.
Do Bianchi reports on iconic Brunello producer Biondi Santi’s new marketing strategy.
The Color of Wine profiles former Wall Street Journal wine columnist Dorothy Gaiter.
Bob on Sonoma has a list of some of the wineries and breweries who have made substantial contributions to fire relief efforts in Sonoma.
Fredric Koeppel finds good value in the Aniello Chardonnay from Patagonia, Argentina.
Miquel Hudin tastes the Blue Not Wine Gik. To say he found it revolting is an understatement.
jon Thorsen reviews Locations P Portuguese Red Wine by Dave Phinney and finds it decadent.
Tom Lee reviews the 2004 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir Little Hill Vineyard
Jamie Goode reviews Champagne Gosset Grande Réserve Brut NV France