A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
W. Blake Gray has a good critique of that new meta study claiming that any amount of wine is a health risk.
Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, profiles La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica with which he has a long relationship.
Tom Wark reports on the enforcement practices of the TTB.
The Wind Gourd graphs several years of Wine Spectator’s reports on cork taint.
Alice Feiring talks with Tony Coturri about the state of natural wine and mouse taint.
Jameson Fink’s podcast this week is devoted to the wines of Greece.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
The Swirling Dervish visits Andalucia in the south of Spain.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2017 Anaba Grenache Rosé Sonoma Valley
Jamie Goode reviews Jean Foillard Morgon 2015 Beaujolais
The Drunken Cyclist profiles the sparkling wines from Trento DOC.
Issac Baker reviews the lineup from Hickenbotham Clarendon Vineyards of Australia
Tom Lee reviews the 2005 Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tim Lemke of Cheap Wine Ratings reviews the Gran Reserva Serie Riberas, Carmenere from Concho y Toro
Amber Lebeau reviews the 2013 Otis Kenyon Roussanne from Lawrence Vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA.
Red Wine Please reviews the 2006 Tenute de Cerro La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino
The Armchair Sommelier profiles Arizona wine and reviews the lineup from Ardius Wine Company in Wilcox.