A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
The Academic Wino ponders the meaning of complexity in wine and reports on an empirical study of how complexity is perceived.
MW Rebecca Gibb reports on and tastes the difficult 2017 vintage in Bordeaux.
Jamie Goode posts a short video of a day at the International Wine Challenge.
Fredric Koeppel has some rules for vendors and tasters at trade tasting events.
The Wine Curmudgeon has lots of rosé on his hands already, most of it good but with some exceptions.
Organic Wines Uncorked promotes the International Bio-Dynamic Wine Conference, held in San Francisco May 6 and 7.
Susannah Gold’s Italian indigenous varietal this week is Nasco from Sardinia.
For Malbec Day, Around the World in 80 Harvests visits Bodega Diamandes in Mendoza, Argentina’s Uco Valley.
Threads and Vino interviews Manuela Astaburuaga of Correa Ablano, Chile
Jeremy Parzen reports on his trip to Vinitaly and explains why the trade fair matters.
The Drunken Cyclist has a few thoughts and many pictures of Vinitaly.
Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, had an epiphany or two at Vinitaly.
Pull That Cork explores the Spanish region of Bierzo and reviews the 2015 Godelia Godello-Doña Blanca and the 2012 Godelia Mencía.
Vino-Sphere reviews two from Israel’s Jezreel Valley Winery, the white 2016 Levanim and the red 2014 Adumim.