pexels-photo-1047327A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Wine Searcher interviews the very well traveled Amanda Barnes, of Around the World in 80 Harvests.

Alder Yarrow announces the 20th Annual PinotFest Tasting: November 17, San Francisco

1 Wine Dude wants us to start drinking Merlot again.

Kelly Magyarics recommends we give South African Chenin Blanc a second look given recent improvements in quality.

The Hosemaster of Wine sends up the Somm film series.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Tom Plant profiles Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann Missouri, the oldest winery in the U.S, owned and operated by the original family.

Wine Country Getaways has recommendations for wineries, hotels, and dining in Walla Walla Washington.

Selected Wine Reviews:

The Drunken Cyclist reviews the Tenuta Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino paired with sous vide, grilled steak.

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Ken Forrester Petit Rose 2018

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2015 DeLille Rosé from the Yakima Valley.

Tom Lee reviews the 2008 Lillian Syrah, a personal project of Antica Terra’s Maggie Harrison.

Crushed Grape Chronicles reviews the 2015 Malbec from Leah Jørgensen Cellars, Oregon.