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

vineyard-3494428__340Christy Canterbury (MW)  ponders whether iconic wines of a region display typicity or are they atypical.

Hawk Wakawaka explores color variation in rosé wine.

The world’s most wanted Zinfandels according to Wine Searcher.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on Taco Bell’s slushy wine, a wine competition in New Orleans, and California’s record grape harvest.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts

The Drunken Cyclist visits Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the home of Prosecco.

Selected Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews Steele Wines Pacini Vineyard Zinfandel 2015, Mendocino County

Allison Levine tastes through the white wines of Paso Robles Monochrome Winery.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 90 Plus Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Lot 2.

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews the relatively affordable 2016 Maison la Berthaude, Cuvee Tradition, Chateauneuf du Pape.

Tom Lee reviews the 2013 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast.

Wine Travel Eats bargain wine of the week is Criscross Petite Sirah.

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