A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Karen MacNeil uses the differences between food and wine to explain the importance of metaphor in wine descriptions.
Tom Wark celebrates his father, a bourbon drinker, on Veteran’s Day.
Jamie Goode argues that drinking a wine at home is a different experience than drinking the same wine in a restaurant.
Tim Gaiser distinguishes great wines from great wine experiences and the describes 5 of his most memorable experiences.
Kathleen Willcox dives into the state of modern cooperage.
Margaret Rand explores the rise of the private wine label.
Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, explores what it means to give a “master class” and develops elements that every master class should have.
The Wine Gourd explores the wine regions of Australia.
Richard Hemming works out E.J. Gallo’s share of the worlds wine market.
Talk A Vino brings us the full force of New England’s colorful foliage
Selected Wine Reviews:
Jamie Goode profiles Lamoreaux Landing in New York’s Finger Lakes.
Allison Levine’s Pick of the Week is the Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2016 Winehaven Minnesota Marquette Reserve and reviews the best Rosé Wines for under $20.
Cheap Wine Ratings profiles Washington State’s Maryhill Winery.
Cindy Rynning profiles Carmenère and reviews two from Chile’s Hacienda Araucano.
Martin Redmond’s Wine of the Day is the 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard, a red blend from Contra Costa.
Tom Lee reviews the 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard
Joey Casco reviews the 2017 Suhru Pinot Grigio from Long Island’s North Fork.
JvB Uncorked recommends wines for Thanksgiving.
Red Wine Please reviews the 2015 Concha y Toro Don Melchor
Dallas Wine Chick reviews several Bordeaux-style wines from Virginia.
BC Wine Trends reviews a Cabernet Sauvignon from Hidden Chapel in the Okanagan Valley.