A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:
Tom Wark asks consumers to donate to a GoFundMe project to support getting the consumer’s voice heard in the upcoming Supreme Court case supporting interstate wine shipments.
Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, recounts the history of Madeira.
Amanda Barnes tells the story of Mendoza’s Clos de los Siete, an enclosed vineyard owned by several producers, unusual in the new world.
Allison Levine profiles the the Crus vineyards of Beaujolais.
Foxress is an advocate for Albarino for Thanksgiving dinner.
Susannah Gold continues her series on Italy’s indigenous varietals with Nieddera Nero, which is grown primarily in Sardinia.
Vino-Sphere profiles the wines of San Diego County, an emerging wine regions with increasing quality.
Austin Beeman shoots a short film covering harvest at Cristom Vineyards in Willamette Valley.
Winery Visits and Travel Posts:
Wine Country Getaways profiles the city of Bordeaux.
Selected Wine Reviews:
Amber LeBeau calls New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc “the Coldplay of the wine world.” Ouch.
Fredric Koeppel reviews the Scheid Vineyards Chardonnay 2017, Monterey,
Jamie Goode reviews the Champagne Castelnau Réserve NV
Reverse Wine Snob reviews the La Posta Paulucci Malbec from Mendoza.
The Drunken Cyclist is drinking Kir Royale these days, the cocktail made with sparkling wine, using Route 23’s flavored simple syrups.
Tom Lee reviews the 2012 J. Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc Old Vines from Russian River Valley
Michelle Williams reviews several California Zinfandels.