A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Caroline Henry reports on the 2018 vintage in Champagne.
The Wine Curmudgeon is not happy about sweet red wine, not labeled as sweet, flooding the market.
The Academic Wino publishes brief summaries of three science papers on water-saving wines, wine fraud detection, and compounds responsible for stone fruit aromas.
Miquel Hudin reviews The 24-Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson.
Pam Strayer counts down the top 10 bestselling organic wines. #9 is Christie Brinkley’s Bellissima sparkling wine from Italy.
Brianne Cohen explores Spain’s Rías Baixas region, the home of fine Albariño.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
1 Wine Dude says goodbye with a love letter for Monferrato
The Wine Daily lists the best Napa wine limos and shuttles.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Gillmore Hacedor de Mundos Cabernet Franc 2014, Maule Valley, Chile
Jamie Goode opens a 21 year old bottle of Caballo Loco from Valdivieso, Chile made in the Solera method.
John Fodera reviews the 2006 Banfi Brunello.
Jeremy Parzen compares a 2007 and 2008 from Produttori del Barbaresco.
Tom Lee’s Zinfandel of the month is the 2015 AldenAlli Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard
Aaron Nix Gomez reviews the 2016 Stephane Ogier, Les Temps Est Venu, Cotes du Rhone
Amber LeBeau reviews the 2017 W.T. Vintners Rosé.
Vino Sphere reviews the Hess Select Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.