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

grapesStrong Coffee to Red Wine confesses “you know when you’re a wine geek when….”

The Wine Curmudgeon covers the continued growth of rose, Coke’s new foray into alcoholic sweet fizzy drinks, and a potential new option for supermarket wine sales.

Jamie Goode continues his report from Nagano Japan with a visit to Domaine Nakajima.

Tom Wark reports on accusations of corruption in Napa Wine Country.

And Tom Wark is bullish on the continued ability of artisan wineries to attract visitors and find distribution channels in 2028.

The Wine Economist reviews Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History.

Selected Reviews:

Reverse Wine Snob thinks the Kirkland Signature Napa County Cabernet punches above its price tag.

Aaron Nix-Gomez reviews two Blaufrankisch from Austia’s Burgenland, the 2014 Prieler and the 2014 Steindorfer.

Dave Nershi explores the pairing options for the 2012 Weingut Weegmϋller Haardter Herrenletten Grauer Burgunder Spätlese Trocken Alte Reben, Pfalz, in other words a Pinot Gris from Germany; and the Geil  Scheurebe from Rheinhessen.