Jon Bonné in the San Francisco Chronicle on the rising tide of Cabernet ripeness.
Andrew Jefford in the Financial Times contemplates Cornas in the Rhone Valley.
The Seattle Times on Maryhill Winery that over the past 12 years has gone from producing a few thousand cases to nearly 100,000 and built a 4,000 seat amphitheater attracting music acts.
The Sand Fire in Amador County which scorched 4,200 acres, has been contained but the impact on the 2014 grape harvest is still being evaluated, reports the Sacramento Bee.
Cava is overlooked everywhere but Catalonia, writes Eric Asimov in the New York Times.
Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post on St. Johns College in Annapolis is becoming is a springboard for American vintners.
Treasury Estates is in the middle of a bidding war reports Harpers.co.uk.
Alder Yarrow on an introduction to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc.
Snooth interviews wine writer Richard Jennings.
WSET student numbers hits new high with 56,215 taking exams reports The Drinks Business.