A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Jamie Goode ponders whether quality is an intrinsic or extrinsic quality of the wine.
Levi Dalton interviews Anne Parent of Domaine Parent and Jacques Parent of Compagnie, both based in Pommard.
John Fodora spends a memorable evening at Castello Banfi in Montalcino.
wineOrl makes the case for spontaneous fermentations using native yeasts.
Aaron Nix-Gomez reviews two from Cahors producer Château Combel-la-Serre.
Jon Thorsen lists the best Tempranillo for under $20.
Meg Houston Maker discovers elegance in the 2015 Ramey Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley.
The Wine Curmudgeon’s Wine of the Week is the very affordable Mulderbosch Rose.
Tom Lee reviews the 2008 Force Majeure Collaboration Series IV Merlot from Washington State.
Red Wine Please tastes several affordable Rieslings from German producer Heinz Eifel