A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
The Academic Wino has penned an article on the role of synthetic yeast in winemaking.
Tom Wark discovers yet another media story making up nonsense about wine culture.
The Wine Curmudgeon reports on a judicial ruling in Texas that challenges three-tier and provides arguments that other states might use.
Food Wine Click has some great shots of Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy and Domaine Pierre Amiot & Fils with some advice about visiting there.
The Wine Daily posts their first installment on wine pairings with healthy dishes, a mushroom-kale salad with pinot noir.
Simon Woolf reports on Simplesmente Vinho, an alternative wine fair held in Porto, Portugal at the end of February.
Amanda Barnes has a fascinating report on Port including the traditional practice of crushing grapes by foot.
Amanda Barnes also explores the terroir of Oak Knoll, Calistoga and Carneros with Mia Klein, winemaker for Selene Wines.
And speaking of Port, Wine to Five podcast interviews Adrian Bridge CEO of Fladgate.
Jamie Goode visits Villa d’Est Garden Farm and Winery in Nagano Japan.
The Drunken Cyclist reviews four wines from Alentejo Portugal.
Fredric Koeppel reports on 12 wines that will remind you it’s Spring.