A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Tom Wark describes ten ways wine can fight the threat of cannabis.
The Wine Curmudgeon compares his wine refrigerator with that of the French Presidential Palace.
The Wine to Five Podcast this week is devoted to the Loire Valley.
Susannah Gold profiles the fascinating wine region of Lugana, on Italy’s Lake Garda.
Allison Levine has a rundown of reliable food tour companies for many parts of the world.
Talk A Vino has a handy guide for planning your next wine road trip.
The Swirling Dervish found her love of wine in a bottle of Condrieu.
Michelle Williams interviews Virginia Willcock, winemaker at Australia’s iconic Margaret River winery, Vasse Felix.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Jamie Goode reviews the Weingut Werlitsch Ex Vero II+ 2012 Sudsteirmark, Austria
Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2017 Massican Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2015 Cameron Hughes Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Lot 630
Crushed Grape Chronicles reviews the 2017 Leah Jørgensen Cellars Sauvignon Blanc from Southern Oregon.
Dallas Wine Chick reviews the 2017 Saint Claire Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.