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

popping champagneChampagne exports are setting records.

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, discusses Romanian wines on the occasion of the translation of his book Wine Wars into Romanian.

The Wine Curmudgeon skewers nonsense wine descriptions, the U.S.’ poor record of organic vineyards, and reports on the new EU rules for more informative labels on alcoholic beverages.

From Susannah Gold, this week’s indigenous grape from Italy is Moscato Rosa.

Matt Walls asks several somms which floral white wines might be trendy this summer.

Julien Miquel recommends a new “smart”aerator that allows you to choose how much oxygen to introduce to the wine.

 

Selected Reviews:

Elizabeth Smith has a loving moment with Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2015.

Fredric Koeppel reviews Lioco Wine Company Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 from Anderson Valley.

Jon Thorsen enjoys the Kirkland Signature Pauillac 2015, a bargain at Cosco for around $22.

Do Bianchi is high on Troon Vineyard’s Vermentino.

Rockin’ Red Blog recommends several wines from Southern France as we start to slip into Spring.

JVB Uncorked reviews the The Vinum: Il Rosso Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC, Ortona, Italy.

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