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

riedels veritas sparkling wine glass

Riedel’s sparkling wine glass

Helping out with harvest, Jamie Goode moves on to pressing and barrel work at south Africa’s Gabrielskloof

The Wine Curmudgeon questions whether we need a special glass in order to enjoy sparkling wine.

Crushed Grape Chronicles has some pairing suggestions for Chinese takeout.

The Drunken Cyclist continues to report on his trip to Alentejo Portugal and finds much to love at at Mouchão.

In honor of the Olympics, Wine-to-Five Podcast geeks out about Greek wine and Soju the national drink of Korea.

Selected Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker found some sweetness in the 2016 Anton Bauer Rosé Feuersbrunn Wagram, an Austrian blend featuring Zweigelt.

Fred Koeppel finds good value in the Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2015, a Chianti in the traditional style.

1 Wine Dude tastes several wines from Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet.

Allison Levine profiles Languedoc’s Gerard Bertrand and reviews several of their wines.

Aaron Nix-Gomez discovers a real bargain in the  2015 The Way of Wine, Puydeval, Pays d’Oc , a Cabernet Franc dominated blend from the South of France.

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