A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
The Wine Economist asks if Shaw Organic from the people who brought you Two Buck Chuck is the next Bronco wine miracle.
Jamie Goode marks the important distinction between a wine and the experience of the wine—critics don’t evaluate the experience.
Winemaker Megan Bell explains the natural wine movement.
Lisa Zimmerman reports that alcohol distributors want three tier to apply to weed sales as well. I’m sure they do.
Vicki Denig thinks we should be drinking more Bordeaux Clairet.
Tom Lee asks “What do you do when your favorite winery has been acquired”?
Susannah Gold profiles Lugana DOC, the AVA on the south shore of Italy’s Lake Garda.
Kelly Magyarics explores the wines of Toro, the Spanish wine region known for its more robust Tempranillo.
Jamie Goode profiles Niagara’s 13th St. winery.
Selected Wine Reviews:
The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais 2016
Reverse Wine Snob reviews Ransom Reds a blend from Ransom Wine Company, from Rogue Valley, Oregon grapes.
The Drunken Cyclist reviews several Chablis at various quality levels.
Aaron Nix Gomez reviews 2015 Domaine Rostaing, Syrah Les Lézardes, VdP Collines Rhodaniennes, a baby Cote Rotie.
Vino Sphere reviews the Pinot Gris and White Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley’s Left Coast Cellars.