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

W. Blake Gray reports on optimistic attitudes as California’s harvest begins.

Martin Redmond wonders if flower wine is ready for prime time.

Pam Strayer has the information on 2018’s Biodynamic Association Conference coming to Portland in November.

Bob on Sonoma reports that the biggest problem facing the wine industry today is a labor shortage,

Miquel Hudin reviews 43 Wine Regions: A Practical Guide to the Top Wine Regions and Vintages Around the World by Michael Biddick.

Susannah Gold argues that vintners should be using lighter bottles for environmental reasons as well as cost and convenience.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Deborah Parker Wong reviews C. Elizabeth “Game Farm” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 from grapes grown in unique rocky soils.

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is Gordo 2014, a red bend from Spain.

Tom Lee reviews the 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Central Coast

The Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Santa Julia Plus Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.

Vino Sphere reviews the Terra Bella 2008 Estate Syrah, Paso Robles