A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Meg Houston Maker has an interesting proposal for designating the origin of a wine using the lexicon for cheesemaking as a guide.
Austin Beeman has a helpful discussion of four mistakes that wineries make when hosting people in the industry.
Eric Annino of Terroirist visits with Riana Mondavi and reports on the increasing role of the 4th generation Mondavis at the various Mondavi holdings.
Pam Strayer writes approvingly of the recently released “Our Blood is Wine”, a film about the wine culture of Georgia.
Sip on This Juice profiles Donald Patz’ (of Patz and Hall) new Cabernet Sauvignon project, The Secret Door.
Cellar Tours has a helpful guide to visiting Alsace.
Schiller-Wine reports on the increase in exports for German wine in 2017.
Wayward Wine reviews an Oregon bubbly, Mellen Meyer, Brut, Willamette Valley.
Talk-A-Vino tastes two textbook perfect wines, the 2015 Field Recordings Derbyshire Vineyard Pinot Noir from San Luis Obispo County and the 2016 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay Dundee Hills
Pull That Cork reviews the 2015 Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay from Spring Mountain.
Aaron Nix Gomez reviews the 2016 Domaine La Garrigue, Cuvee Romaine, Cotes du Rhone.
The Wine Curmudgeon reviews Graham’s 20 Yr. Tawny Port.