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

Jamie Goode reports on the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Conference 2018.

Julien Miquel reports on the use of new disease-resistant grape varieties in Europe.

Jeremy Parzen reports on  anxiety among organic and bio-dynamic growers in Europe regarding proposed limits on the use of copper.

Bob on Sonoma has tips on getting people more engaged with premium wines.

Pam Strayer at Organic Wines Uncorked reports that Measure C, the Napa woodland initiative, despite losing, carried 4 out of 5 Napa towns.

Miquel Hudin has a comprehensive review of his experience with the Coravin.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Wayward Wine reviews a Blandy’s Madeira Bual from 1948.

Jamie Goode reviews two Gamays from boutique Niagara producer Leaning Post.

Julien Miquel reviews the 2017 Pizzolato Sulfites-Free Rosso Convento Veneto IGT, Italy

The Wine Curmudgeon’s expensive wine review is the Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2016

JvB Uncorked reviews Murrieta’s Well Sauvignon Blanc 2017.

Pull That Cork reviews several wines from Lieb Cellars and their sister winery Bridge Lane Wines, both in Long Island’s North Fork.

Michelle Williams profiles Livermore Valley and Murrieta’s Well Winery.

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