A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Margaret Rand reports on investor interest in Port.
1 Wine Dude takes down Naked Wines for their demonstrably false claims about wine criticism.
The Wine Gourd distinguishes between guesses, predictions, and forecasts in the wine industry.
Around the World in 80 Harvests profiles the Loire Valley.
Bob on Sonoma tells true stories from the tasting room.
Cindy Rynning defines frequently used words found in tasting notes.
My Wine Pal has the low down on British Columbia’s 2017 Vintage.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts
Elizabeth Smith visits Greenwood Ridge Vineyards in Anderson Valley.
wineOrl tastes several Carricante-based wines from the eastern and southern slopes of Mt. Etna at the trade show, Contrada dell’Etna
Vino Sphere visits Lambert Bridge in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma.
Around the World in 80 Harvests visits L’And Vineyards, Alentejo, Portugal
Alan Tardi visits Le Printemps des Champagnes, the 5 day trade event held in Champagne.
Jamie Goode reviews the Hermit Ram Pinot Noir Whole Bunch 2017 North Canterbury, New Zealand
Fredric Koeppel reviews Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Karia” Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley
Issac Baker profiles the wines of Alsace.
Wine Travel Eats profiles Côtes de Bordeaux and links to several posts covering these relatively inexpensive Bordeaux wines.
Red Wine Please reviews the 2017 Domaine de Bila-Haut Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Pays d’Oc Rosé from Chapoutier.
JVB Uncorked reviews the Withers Winery 2015 Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast.
Tom Lee reviews the 2010 Dehlinger Chardonnay from Russian River.
Talk a Vino continues their series on the wines of Southwest France.