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

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Cork Tree

Deborah Parker-Wong via Dr. Paulo Lopes, Research and Development Manager at Amorim Cork, dispels some myths about cork and wine storage.

Social Vignerons has a list of the top 40 wine influencers on social media for 2018.

Richard Hemming gives advice about how to write about wine.

Jamie Goode is participating in harvest at Gabrielskoof in South Africa, reporting on vineyard sampling.

Topics for the Wine Curmudgeon today include wine sales in Utah, a craft beer tap room/dog shelter, and Beverage Architects.

Sue Veseth reports on the highlights of the recent Unified Wine and Grape Symposium.


Selected Reviews:

foodwineclick recommends several French wines for Valentine’s Day.

The Drunken Cyclist also has several Valentine’s Day recommendations from Quintessential Wine Importers.

Aaron Nix-Gomez reviews two wines from Ribera del Duero, 2014 Bodegas Protos, Protos ’27 and 2014 Hacienda Monasterio.

Meg Houston Maker reviews Smith-Madrone’s Spring Mountain Chardonnay.

Social Vignerons reviews  the Brancott Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015.

Dave Nershi reviews a Pinot Gris and a rosé from California producer Adorada.