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

Tom Wark lays out principles for bringing the regulation of wine out of the prohibition era into the 21st Century.

Natalie Sellers wonders if Austrian wine is the next big thing.

Allison Levine catches up with four producers of Santa Barbara area Pinot Noir, including Adam Lee of Siduri.

The Wine Daily notes that Apothic is releasing, on April 1st, a blend of coffee and wine called Apothic Brew.

Julien Miquel at Social Vignerons surveys the 25 most expensive wines of Napa Valley. #1 is Screaming Eagle’s Sauvignon Blanc. Huh?

Jamie Goode continues his exploration of Japan’s Nagono wine region with a visit to Kusunoki Winery.

Selected Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2013 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Around the World in 80 Harvests profiles Argentine producer Paso a Paso and tastes a white Criolla and a Bonarda.

JVB Uncorked reviews  the Frédéric Puffeney 2015 Arbois Trousseau.