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

swiss vineyardsLevi Dalton interviews James Conaway the ubiquitous author of Napa at Last Light who details the consequences of growth in the Napa Valley.

1 Wine Dude reviews two wine books, French Wine: A History by Rod Phillips and  Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine by Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino

Around the World in 80 Harvests visits with José Vouillamoz discussing Swiss wine regions and varietals.

The Drunken Cyclist tells the tale of his last day in Lisbon.

Michelle Williams at Rockin Red Blog provides a comprehensive overview of German Riesling.

Jamie Goode visits Villa Maria, one of the larger producers in Marlborough New Zealand.

Fredric Koeppel elaborates on his taste for lean, elegant Pinot Noir.

Selected Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel anticipates summer with the Domaine Saint Mitre Cuvée M Blanc 2016, Coteaux Varois en Provence

Susannah Gold samples a Moldovan wine, a Feteasca Neagra varietal from  Vinaria din Vale.

Meg Houston Maker has a lovely review of a lovely wine, the 2013 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard, Napa Valley.

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2016

Pull That Cork profiles the Chilean producer Viña Montes.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the BevStow refrigerator wine holder.

Aaron Nix Gomez is enthusiastic about the 2015 Foradori, Teroldego, Dolomiti

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