romanee conti 2A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Becca Yeomans, The Academic Wino, has an interesting post summarizing data about what sorts of activities draw wine tourists to a region.

Read ‘em and weep. Natalie Sellers reports on the world’s most expensive wines.

Madeline Puckette teaches us about orange wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon gets curmudgeonly about restaurant wine lists and their inflated prices.

Amber LeBeau is skeptical about the rapid expansion of Prosecco production and its effect on quality.

A Most Particular Taste compares the virtues and intoxicating effects of wine and cannabis.

Outwines reports on the lessons learned and the humbling experience of a blind tasting class with a Master of Wine.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode reviews the Gantenbein Chardonnay 2014 from Switzerland.

1 Wine Dude reviews recent releases from Cowhorn Vineyards in Oregon’s Applegate Valley

Enobytes tastes four Chablis from four different climats.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Mas Fi Cava Brut from Penedes, Spain.