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

instant pot wine

Instant Pot Wine

Nova Cadamatre an MW and winemaker has some important advice for people making “instant pot wine” in their yogurt makers.

1 WineDude also takes a dim view of instant pot wine.

Blake Gray reviews James Conaway’s book Napa at Last Light, a book about the loss of agriculture and community values as corporate interests take over.

The Wine Curmudgeon presents John Cleese putting wine snobs in their place.

Susannah Gold visits Chillon castle on Lake Geneva and reviews their wine, Château De Chillon,  from the Lavoux appellation, a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Wine to Five podcast covers English wine this week.

Benjamin Le Bourse for Social Vignerons has 5 tips for storing wine after the bottle is open.

Bob On Sonoma extolls the virtues of pairing sparkling wine with food.

Selected Reviews:

Jamie Goode profiles António Madeira wines, “a new star from Dão, Portugal.”

Matthew Gaughan reviews the Benevolent Neglect Mourvedre 2016. Benevolent Neglect is a Napa-based producer.

For fans of California Zinfandel, Allison Levine reviews seven wines that might hit your sweet spot.

Quentin Sadler reviews 2014 Brazin (B)Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi.

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