pexels-photo-225229A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

The Drunken Cyclist makes an unbelievable wine find while cycling through Burgundy.

The Wine Economist disagrees with Andrew Jefford’s recent jeremiad about the influence of money on wine.

Richard Hemming (MW) discusses the ins and outs of wine label design.

The Wine Curmudgeon takes on the neo-prohibitionists once again.

Linda Perrins Ress Foxworth celebrates the fading summer sun with the last vestige of rosé.

Amber Lebeau has a run down of wine books scheduled for release in September.

Jeremy Parzen tastes several wines from Colli Euganei, a little known DOC in Veneto and wonders why no one imports these wines.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jameson Fink enjoys an extensive vertical of Chateau Montelena Cabernet hosted by Bo Barrett.

JVB Uncorked reviews the Chateau Montelena 2015 Cabernet and Chardonnay.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2016 Terra Barossa Shiraz-Cabernet-Petit Verdot

Tom Lee reviews the 2004 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa.

Becky Sue Epstein reviews the 2011 Letrari Brut Reserva Talento, Trentodoc.