A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
W. Blake Gray analyzes Constellation Brands decision to offload 4 wine brands in favor of pot.
Deborah Parker Wong discusses the impact of reductive winemaking on the perceived vitality of wine.
Julien Miquel interviews Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly.
Levi Dalton interviews Ehren Jordan of Failla Winery.
Matt Walls has a wine documentary on BBC’s Inside Out.
The Drunken Cyclist is running a contest, the winners of which will accompany him to ZinEx, an annual celebration of Zinfandel.
Cool Climate Wine discusses the current trends changing the wine industry.
Bob on Sonoma claims we are living in the golden age of taste.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
Wine Travel Eats visits Solemn Cellars in Walla Walla Washington.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Jordan Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley
Jamie Goode reviews several Pouilly-Fuissés from Domaine du Roc des Boutires
The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Querceto Tuscan Red Blend 2014
Tom Lee reviews the 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Lisa Johnston reviews the Seven of Hearts 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Susannah Gold’s Wine of the Week is Kopke Colheita 1978 Port.
Vino Sphere reviews the La Vieille Ferme Sparkling Réserve Brut and the La Vieille Ferme Sparkling Réserve Rosé.