Wine Blog Daily Monday 5/14/18

A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

vineyard-3359511__340Wine data guru David Morrison analyzes the scores from the Judgment of Paris and discovers a lack of repeatability among quality assessments.

Caroline Henry reports on Champagne’s disastrous 2017 vintage.

Silicon Valley Bank on Wine posts new data on direct to consumer sales.

Red Wine Please interviews USA Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency, Maurizio Forte, regarding their new campaign to promote Italian wine.

Cellar Tours profiles the sparkling wines of Portugal.

Amanda Barnes, Around the World in 80 Harvests, interviews Portuguese winemaker Nicholas Delaforce about the different styles of Port, and explores the terroir of the Douro with Quinta Do Crasto.

Bob on Sonoma is fed up with the current fascination for pink drinks.

The Wine Curmudgeon answers questions about European wine consumption, wine refrigerators, and how much wine he drinks.

Selected Reviews:

Julien Miquel explores the summery spritzer White Port and Tonic.

Isaac Baker profiles Adam Lee’s new project Clarice Wine Company’s Pinot Noirs.

Jamie Goode reviews the Terras Gauda O Rosal 2017 , an Albariño from Rías Baixas, Spain.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Sidebar Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, Russian River Valley

The Drunken Cyclist explores several rosés from Provence.

The Grape Belt discovers the virtues of Pet Nat at Old Westminster Winery in Maryland.

Tim Lee’s Zinfandel of the Month is  the 2015 Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel

Talk A Vino samples several Rosés from Provence and Lodi, CA.

Allison Levine’s picks of the week are several white wines from Crotia, especially the indigenous varietals GRK and Pošip.

Rockin’ Red Blog explores several rosés from Lodi.

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