A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Jamie Goode doesn’t want wines that taste nice; he wants wines that speak the truth.
W. Blake Gray introduces a cautionary note about the current craze for Rosé.
Ron Washam, the Hosemaster of Wine, tries his hand at erotica for natural wine lovers.
Good Vitus asks a good question: What Role Should Vidal Blanc Play in the Future of Maryland Wine?
Alice Feiring puts to rest the myth that natural wine cannot age.
Bob On Sonoma reports on strategies in the vineyard for keeping birds away, including robotic lasers.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts
Vino-sphere celebrates Asheville NC with a bottle of Santa Ema 2013 Amplus Old Vine Carignan, Maule, Chile
The Wine Curmudgeon opens the wallet for a review of the Patrick Baudouin Savennieres, a Chenin Blanc from a classic region.
Jeff Leve, the Wine Cellar Insider, reports on the best white Bordeaux of 2017
John Fodera emphatically advises cellaring for the 2015 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona, a super Tuscan from Chianti.
Fredric Koeppel reviews Regaleali Bianco 2017, a Sicialian blend of indigenous white grapes.
Julien Miquel reviews the Drappier Blanc de Blancs Signature Brut Champagne
Aaron Nix-Gomez reviews two from Brouilly, the 2016 Pierre-Marie Chermette, Pierreux, and the 2016 Daniel Bouland, Cuvee Melanie.
James the Wine Guy reviews a Sangiovese and Montepulciano from Southern Oregon’s Troon Vineyards.