A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Elaine Chukan Brown promotes the European trade show ProWein as a venue for marketing U.S. wines.
Tom Wark reviews Coffee and Wine: Two Worlds Compared by Morten Scholer.
The Wine Curmudgeon’s Wine of the Week is the Tenuta Caparzo Sangiovese 2015
Amber LeBeau provides an insider’s peak into Champagne.
Julien Miquel reports that Château Latour becomes the first 1st Growth to be Certified Organic for its red wine
Outwines head is about to explode as she prepares for an exam on bubbly
Bob on Sonoma classifies categories of wine tourists.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts
Jamie Goode visits De La Terre in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
1 Wine Dude profiles Somontano, a little known appellation in Spain.
The Drunken Cyclist spends a few days in Budapest.
Quentin Sadler visits Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Tom Plant visits several wineries in San Diego County’s Ramona Valley.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Fredric Koeppel reviews nine savory white wines ideal for autumn.
Reverse Wine Snob discovers the best Italian wines for under $20.
Tom Lee’s Zinfandel of the month is the 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine
Food Wine Click compares Washington and California Merlot
wineORL enjoys a vertical tasting of three vintages from Christian Moueix Ulysses.
Pull That Cork reviews the Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Cyndy Rynning reviews the Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 from Napa Valley
Appetite for wine profiles Farmhouse Wines, affordable natural wine from Cline Family Cellars.