A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Richard Hemming MW posts a guide to essential wine stats and resources for 2018.
Tom Wark wonders if the migration out of CA to Oregon is good or bad for wine sales?
The Wine Curmudgeon celebrates the demise of the Kuvee wine gadget.
Julien Miquel posts links to the top 12 most viral wine videos ever.
Miquel Hudin visits with Chiara Mondavi and profiles Continuum, the winery launched after the Mondavi split.
Bob on Sonoma reports on the Garigiste Wine Festival, a festival featuring very small producers held in Sonoma.
Jamie Goode reviews the grower Champagne, Larmandier-Bernier Latitude Blanc de Blancs.
In a much needed post, Amanda Schuster reviews several Rosés for pink wine haters.
The Wine Doctor assesses the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux.
Fredric Koeppel reviews the FEL Wines Pinot Gris 2017, from Anderson Valley.
Tom Lee summarizes a week of Zinfandel reviews.
Aaron Nix Gomez reviews two from Cotes Du Rhone, the 2016 Raymond Usseglio, Les Claux and the 2015 Domaine Alary, La Brunote, Cairanne.
Michele Williams profiles the Primativos of Cantine San Marzano in Puglia.
Tamara Belgard profiles “History”, the special project from winemaker Melissa Burr of Oregon’s Stoller Family Estate.