wine-cellars-808175__340A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Randy Caparoso profiles  single vineyard wines on Lodi’s west side.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports that the winestream media is beginning to pay attention to local wine.

Jamie Goode shares a video introduction to his visit to the Finger Lakes.

Bob On Sonoma opines on how much you have to spend to get good value in a wine.

The Armchair Sommelier profiles Palm Bay International, the large importer/distributor and explains the three-tier system of wine distribution.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist continues his bike tour of Brittany drinking only house wines.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Deborah Parker Wong profiles Picchetti Winery and their Sauvignon Blanc from Arroyo Seco AVA.

Deborah Parker Wong reports on Lodi’s St. Amant Winery’’s Best of Show Award for their Touriga Nacional.

Lisa Johnston profiles Musella Winery reviewing their Valpolicella, Amarone, Ripasso, and Bianco.

Wine Travel Eats reviews the Pacific Rim Riesling from Columbia Valley.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Free Public Rosé a canned wine from Columbia Valley.