A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Elaine Brown begins her 3-part assessment of the impact of the fires in California including those burning now.
The Wine Economist reports on the VinoVip al Forte conference devoted to assessing the future of Italian wine.
Tom Wark implores wineries to thank wine writers when they review their wines.
Jeremy Parzen engages in a bit of detective work to track down the meaning of the phrase “Poetry is the Devil’s Wine”.
Tom Lee reports on recent developments at the iconic Pinot producer Kosta Browne.
Talk-A-Vino uses random objects to saber a sparkling wine bottle.
Helen Conway provides an informative, comprehensive report on Beaujolais.
The Wine Curmudgeon has brief reports on health news, wine lists, and the sale of another Cava producer.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
The Drunken Cyclist is exploring one of my favorite wine regions, New York’s Finger Lakes.
Amanda Barnes discovers the new Douro. It’s no longer just about Port.
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2017, from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa.
Cyndi Rynning profiles Karl Wente and the wines of Wente Vineyards
Strong Coffee to Red Wine hops on the rosé train with reviews of several of his favorites.
Jameson Fink reviews a Garganega, Rosato, and Corvina from Italy’s Scaia Winery.
Tom Riley is enthusiastic about Ah-So Rosé NV from Navarra Spain, sold in a can.