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

Lisa Zimmerman summarizes the findings from Silicon Valley Bank’s annual State of the Industry Report released earlier this year.

W. Blake Gray distinguishes wine myths from the facts

Tom Wark explains why he’s attending the 2018 Wine Blogger’s Conference in Walla Walla.

Grape Encounters radio interviews wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews the the Zocker “Paragon Vineyard” Grüner Veltliner 2016 from San Luis Obispo.

The Wine Curmudgeon reviews the 2015 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

JVB Uncorked reviews Alexander Winery, 2009 Reserve Merlot, Galilee, Israel.

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2013 Sheridan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Threads and Vino reviews the lineup from Napa’s Viader Winery and interviews Delia and Alan Viador.

Pull That Cork reviews recent releases from Concho y Toro.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews Tangent’s Sauvignon Blanc and Rose in a can.

Vino Sphere reviews several wines from Cremisan Winery located near Bethlehem, Israel.