A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
On International Women’s Day, Bob on Sonoma celebrates several Sonoma-based women winemakers.
The Wine Curmudgeon is not a big fan of corks or the cork industry’s latest PR push.
The Academic Wino reviews some recent research on drought mitigation winemaking, grape seed extract as a fining agent, and the health consequences of binge drinking.
James Lawrence reports on the growing trend of replacing wine/food pairings with cocktail/food pairings.
This week’s Wine to Five Podcast is about the Italian grape Negroamaro.
Fredric Koeppel reviews La Crema’s bottling of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Good Vitis has a run down of some old world, off-the-beaten-path, value wines; we all need more of those.
Reverse Wine Snob continues his series on the charity/ wine seller Wines for Humanity with a review of Duca Bortini Sangiovese Terre Siciliane.
Aaron Nix Gomez reviews a very unusual blend of Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, and Arrufiac by Chateau Viella, of Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, as well as a 2014 Soave from Bertani.