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

carbonic macerationTom Jarvis has a complete guide to carbonic maceration.

The Wine Curmudgeon lists his most popular blog posts for 2018 and conducts his first Birthday week give away.

James the Wine Guy asks “How Many Wine Grape Varieties Exist?”

Jeremy Parzen sends his best wishes to victims of the fires in California.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist is eating and drinking his way through Prague and Budapest

Selected Wine Reviews:

Madeline Puckette has several suggestions for Thanksgiving Wine.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the  Zuccardi Serie A Bonarda 2016, Santa Rosa, from Argentina’s Mendoza region.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2015  Badgerhound Zinfandel from Ammunition Wines.

Amber LeBeau reviews the Cavit Lunetta Prosecco

Jameson Fink reviews the Champagne Henriot Cuveé Hemera 2005

Food Wine Click reviews the Paetra “K” Riesling Willamette Valley 2015 with food pairings.

The Wine Daily reviews the Viader Proprietary Red Blend from Napa Valley.

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews several wines of Brunello di Montalcino from the 1980’s.