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

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Qvevri Traditional Georgian Winemaking vessels

The Wine Economist reviews Our Blood is Wine a film about traditional winemaking in the Republic of Georgia and its evolution.

Hawk Wakawaka continues to document her experience at Germany’s Prowein trade show with a celebratory tasting of Clos du Moulin, Champagne.

Allison Levine gives us five reasons to say goodbye to the Champagne flute.

The Wine Daily describes the differences between the  Sonoma Harvest Music Festival and the Bottlerock Napa Valley festival.

Vino-Sphere takes on a difficult wine pairing—a Southeast Asian Vegan feast.

Food Wine Click also gets into the vegetable pairing arena with an off-beat Easter menu and wine pairings.

L.M. Archer profiles Silver Mountain Vineyards, a Santa Cruz winery featuring their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wine.

The wineORL provides comprehensive coverage of several grower Champagnes, a treasure trove of information here.

The Wine Curmudgeon covers tooth decay, wine fraud, and wine label deception.

Selected Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker discovers the charms of the 2016 Fields Family Wines Syrah Whole Cluster Mokelumne River Lodi.

Jamie Goode reviews the Maison Dominique Piron Fleurie 2016 Beaujolais, France

Fredric Koeppel discovers a dry malvasia bianca made in Arizona from grapes grown in New Mexico, The Aridus Wine Company Malvasia Bianca 2016.

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