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

roussillonThe Wine Economist discovers the invisible cooperative wineries in Roussillon and Languedoc.

Tim James writes on the difficulty of describing great wines.

Duckhorn buys Kosta Browne.

The Wine Curmudgeon remembers Virginia legend Dennis Horton, and casts aspersions on wine wholesalers and weed, and more nonsense from Champagne.

Jeremy Parzen discusses Chianti Classico in a seminar put on by their consortium.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jameson Fink reviews the  2017 Rodney Strong Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir

The Good Vitis profiles vintae, a wine company in the Spanish region of Toro with an interesting marketing approach.

Allison Levine profiles Giuseppe “Beppe” Caviola, Italy’s “flying winemaker” and his Ca’Viola line.

The Reverse Wine Snob reviews the The Locations F French Wine from Dave Phinney.

Tom Lee reviews the 2011 Switchback Ridge Merlot from Napa.

Vino-Sphere reviews 3 wines from Montefioralle, their Chianti Classico 2015, Riserva 2014 and Vin Santo.

Michelle Williams reviews several wines from Sonoma’s Pedroncelli Vineyards paired with a grilled Italian Sausage recipe.