A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Jamie Goode reports on judging the New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards.
Steve Heimoff provides perspective on Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet 2008 and tastes a flight of Bordeaux’s Légende.
Tom Wark shares his expectations regarding the Wine Blogger’s Conference in Walla Walla WA, which begins tomorrow.
1 Wine Dude clarifies his views on wine and politics
Jameson Fink explains why Port should be chilled before drinking.
wineORL reports on the viticulture and winemaking practices of the “finest” Champagne grower-producers
Bob on Sonoma explains why every wine tastes different.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2013 Buglioni Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso
The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Mont Gravet Carignan 2017
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2016 Intrinsic Red Blend from Horse Heaven AVA in Washington.
Martin Redmond’s wine of the day is the 2015 Markus Wine Co. Zietlos Red Blend, Lodi AVA.
Talk A Vino blind tastes the lineup from Willamette Valley’s Tendril Cellars.
Travel Wine Chick reviews the 2014 Frank Family Vineyards Brut Rosé, Carneros
Susannah Gold’s wine of the week is the Argiolas Turriga- Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2014 from Sicily.
Tom Lee reviews the 2003 Chateau Clerc Milon a 5th growth from Bordeaux.
Rockin’ Red Blog profiles left bank Bordeaux producer Château Pédesclaux
Strong Coffee to Red Wine profiles Russian River Valley’s Hanna Winery.