photo-1502624753130-3bfbdf71c320A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on the state of value wine in 2018

Winemaker Nova Cadamatre reports on the 2018 vintage in Napa and the Finger Lakes

The Wine Gourd reports on the distribution of wineries in the U.S.

Tom Wark reports on a study by Sonoma State MBA students about wine drinking habits across generations.

Jo Diaz has a report from Georges Deboeuf on the 2018 vintage in Beaujolais.

Amber LeBeau proposes a solution to a recent study showing wine consumption is lagging behind beer and spirits among millennials.

Artisan Swiss responds to the controversy over replica wines prompted by Christy Canterbury’s recent blog post.

Foxress reports on her visit to the new vineyard site of Force Majeur Winery and a potential, future sub-appellation in the North Fork area of Walla Walla just across the border in Oregon.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts

Jamie Goode visits the very fine Hermann J Wiemer Winery in Finger Lakes.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Weingut Winter Dittelsheim Riesling from Rhinehessen.

Meg Houston Maker reviews the NV Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Rosé Champagne

Fredric Koeppel reviews the 2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc.

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2011 Lynch-Bages.