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

italy-1748455__340Hawk Wakawaka reports on her visit to Prowein, one of the largest wine and spirits trade fairs, recently held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Rob McMillan at SVB on Wine has a follow up to his State of the Industry Report.

Tom Wark calls out dishonesty from defenders of three-tier.

Jamie Goode wraps up his visit to Nagano Japan with some overall impressions about the region.

J. Blake Gray highly recommends André — The Voice of Wine, a film about the legendary André Tchelitscheff.

The Wine Curmudgeon worries that the sale of Freixenet to Germany’s Henkell will be a loss for lovers of good, inexpensive wine.

Jo Diaz interviews Lauren Buzzeo, Managing Editor of the Wine Enthusiast, about their Art and Wine Issue.

Cellar Tours has a summary of “weird and wonderful” vineyard locations throughout the world for your next wine adventure.

Susannah Gold wonders whether there is a point to writing about wines that aren’t widely available.

Miquel Hudin returns to Napa Valley after many years away and finds—too much traffic.

Jeremy Parzen at Do Bianchi has wine pairings for Easter and Passover.

Selected Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Fields Family Wines Grenache Blanc Delu Vineyard Alta Mesa Lodi

Somspirations reviews the current lineup at Corason Winery, one of Napa’s iconic wineries.

JVB Uncorked reviews  the brusque, muscular, Eminence Road Farm Winery Elizabeth’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Finger Lakes

Rockin’ Red Blog reviews three from Pedroncelli Winery along with food pairing recommendations.

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