italian-vintage-old-beautifulA daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, offers some thoughts on the recently released SVB 2018 State of the Industry Report.

Lisa Zimmerman reports on efforts to secure housing for vineyard workers in the aftermath of the fires last fall.

The Wine Curmudgeon covers inconsistent wine scores, wine snobs, and early colonial drinking habits.

Julian MIquel lists the 60 most expensive wines from Languedoc, a region that just a short time ago was known for bulk wine production.

Jo Diaz presents Biome Maker’s analysis of wineries with distinctive microbiological diversity.

Susannah Gold continues her exploration of indigenous Italian varietals with a brief look at Moscato Terracina di Lazio.

Selected Reviews:

Allison Levine profiles Légende, producers of affordable Bordeaux wines. The winemaker is Diane Flamand, who also makes Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

Jamie Goode profiles Momento, a relatively new winery in Bot River, South Africa specializing in mostly Grenache.

Lisa Johnston reviews Ivancic Griffin Single Vineyard 2015, a blend of Chardonnay and Muller Thurgau from Croatia.

Food Wine Click finds versatility in Graham’s 20 yr. Tawny Port.

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