A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
James Lawrence reports that some producers are fed up with Cava’s cheap and cheerful image.
Winemaker Nova Cadamatre in her Winemaker 2 Winemaker interview speaks with Stephen Ross of Edna Valley’s Stephen Ross Wines.
Austin Beeman has a video and transcript of a talk by Winemaker/Owner Marc Hochar of the iconic Lebanese winery Chateau Musar.
Tom Wark is pleased that Napa now has its own professional baseball team.
On International Worker’s Day, Susannah Gold celebrates the women winemakers of Italy.
Allison Levine reports on the Mondavi family’s celebration of 75 years at Charles Krug Winery.
Tom Barras extolls the contribution of oak to wine quality, past and present.
wineORL reviews Peter Liem’s Champagne, a book that focuses on the terroir expression of Champagne.
Julien Miquel lists the top 10 wine destinations in Europe.
Winery Visits and Wine Travel Posts:
The Wine Economist reports on the vibrant wine scene in Idaho.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Jamie Goode profiles Lismore Winery, Greyton, South Africa
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Inman Family “Whole Buncha Bubbles” Blanc de Noirs 2014 from Russian River.
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Soraie Veneto Cecilia Beretta made in the appassimento style.
John Fodera reviews the 2016 Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Vino Sphere reviews the Domaine De La Tour Blanche 2013 Riesling, Alsace