A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Elaine Chukan Brown recounts a week in Champagne via photos.
Julien Miquel reviews Lonely Planet’s new wine tourism guide for the U.S. and Canada.
The Wine Curmudgeon wonders why the wine industry won’t develop innovative packaging.
Randy Caparoso explains the physical impact of soil and selection on Lodi Zinfandels
Crushed Grape Chronicles profiles Leah Jorgensen winemaker/owner of Leah Jorgensen Cellars.
Food Wine Click reviews Wine Folly’s Magnum Edition wine guide.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
Elizabeth’s Vines reports on the Victoria International WIne Festival in Victoria, Canada.
Jamie Goode has an aperitivo moment.
Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2017 William Fèvre Champs Royaux Sea Edition Chablis
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Forge Cellars Les Alliés Dry Riesling 2015 from Finger Lakes.
Amber LeBeau reviews the 2007 Copain Garys’ Syrah from the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2016 Wakefield Shiraz from Taylors Family Wines, Clare Valley South Australia.
Jeremy Parzen reviews wine made from a new-old Pelaverga clone from Piemonte’s Cascina Melognis.