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

old vine zinRandy Caparoso at Lodi Wines blog interviews Turley’s winemaker Tegan Passalacqua about the future of Zinfandel.

Susannah Gold continues her investigation into lesser known Italian varietals with a look at Moscatello Selvatico Bianco, indigenous to Montalcino.

Peter Weltman at 750 Daily keeps us up to date on Mexico’s burgeoning wine scene.

Liza Zimmerman explores the likely effects of artificial intelligence on the wine world in the not-too-distant-future.

Bob on Sonoma muses about the factors that influence changes in wine styles.

Selected Reviews:

Wayward Wine explores Frescobaldi’s Chardonnay from Pomino DOC, an Italian region devoted to several French grapes.

Do Bianco gives some love to one of Mt. Etna’s white wines, Federico Curtaz’ Etna Bianco called “Gamma.”

Continuing with today’s Italian theme, Meg Houston Maker reviews several specialty foods from Sicily.

Dave Nershi reviews Domaines Schlumberger 2015 “Les Princes Abbés” Pinot Blanc.

Michelle Williams at Rockin Red Blog reviews several zins from Pedroncelli paired with spaghetti squash carbonara.

binNotes reviews several wines from Languedoc producer Chateau Paul Mas.

Fredric Koeppel reviews a red blend and a white blend from the Argentinean producer Domaine Bousquet.

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