Wine Blog Daily Wednesday 8/15/18

CIMG1343A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

J. Blake Gray leaves the wine beat long enough to explain how to buy Sake in a Japanese market.

The Wine Economist reports on the Cabernet boom and its discontents.

Tom Wark disagrees with Andrew Jeffords thesis that big money is destroying wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon ponders 3-tier, Aldi wines, and the latest innovation in cork.

Jeremy Parzen reports on the Monsanto ruling, Aussie Prosecco labeling, and Italy’s self-defeating marketing.

Tom Jarvis brings us up to date on the increasingly important topic of smoke taint.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist has photos of his bike trip through Burgundy.

Vino Sphere visits North Carolina’s JOLO Winery and Vineyards.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2017 Sidebar Syrah Rosé Russian River Valley

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Cantina Schreckbichl/Colterenzio Gewürztraminer 2017, Alto Adige-Südtirol,

Deborah Parker Wong reviews this year’s Best Value Wine winner, Lodi’s Collier Creek 2016 Front Coach Chardonnay

Allison Levine profiles Frescobaldi Toscana and interviews winemaker, Nicolò D’Afflitto

The Swirling Dervish profiles the Tuscan producer, Famiglia Cecci Wines.

Red Wine Please reviews two Italian whites from Gran Passione, there Bianco and Prosecco.

Tom Lee reviews the 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Rossi Ranch

Wine Rabble reviews the 2015 Winderlea Vineyard Imprint Pinot noir from Willamette’s Dundee Hills.

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