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

Tom Jarvis reports on the emergence of Cabernet Franc and lists the most expensive bottles.

Jeremy Parzen reports on Slow Food’s controversial decision to endorse copper fungicide limits.

Foxress addresses the issue of additives in wine.

Pam Strayer features the organic wineries listed in the SF Chronicle’s wine guide.

Bob on Sonoma praises Napa Valley Zinfandel.

Winey Visits and Travel Posts:

Jamie Goode is eating and drinking in New York.

Selected Wine Reviews:

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Spy Valley Rose 2017.

Amber Lebeau reviews the 2017 Michael Florentino Nebbiolo Rosé from the Yakima Valley.

Vino Sphere profiles the Spanish region of Cariñena