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Yering Station Wine Bar, Yarra

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

Lisa Zimmerman reports on the fire threat for Oregon and Washington wineries.

Allison Levine reports on the status of Signorello Estate, who lost their winery in the Napa fire last year.

Jamie Goode ponders the negatives of jealously.

When none of the options are great, Kelli White explains how to drink the least bad wine.

Wine stats guru, the Wine Gourd, explains how models are created to help us understand data.

Pam Strayer reports on organic wine winners at this weekend’s Mendocino Wine Competition.

Pam Strayer reports that Monsanto has been ordered to pay damages for failing to warn consumers that weed killer Roundup can cause cancer.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Villa Crespia Brolese Rosé Extra Brut Franciacorta.

Jamie Goode profiles Stratus Wines in Niagara, Canada

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Smith-Madrone Vineyards Riesling 2015 and Bonny Doon’s Réserve Vin Gris de Cigare 2016

Jameson Fink reviews the Tiefenbrunner Gewürztraminer 2016 (Südtirol-Alto Adige)

Issac Baker profiles HLR Cellars from Fountaingrove in Sonoma

Reverse Wine Snob finds Target’s California Roots Red Blend to be drinkable

Tom Lee reviews the 1997 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Tim Lemke reviews Schmitt’s Kinder, Rosé, Trocken, from Franconia, Germany.

JVB Uncorked reviews several affordable wines from Cariñena, Spain.

Cindy Rynning reviews the Pazo Pondal Albariño 2017 from Rias Baixas.

Red Wine Please reviews the 2016 Domaine de Bila-Haut L’esquerda, a Syrah, Grenach, Carignan blend from Roussillon.

Food Wine Click reviews the Granbazán Albariño Etiqueta Verde Rias Baixas DO 2017  paired with Tapas.

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