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

monsant vineyards

Vineyards in Montsant DO

Meg Houston Maker has a thoughtful and compelling meditation on terroir and beauty.

Jamie Goode ruminates on the importance of hope and vision in order to sustain a winemaking operation.

Jeremy Parzen reports on a movement to force European winemakers to list sugar additions on wine labels.

Kevin Day reports on the importance of Dolcetto and Barbera in making Barolo a viable region.

The Wine Curmudgeon tries to bring back a old favorite from Spain, the Osborne Solaz, to the American market.

Wine to Five Podcast is chatting about wine coolers this week.

Odd Ball Grape interviews Peter Jackson, winemaker for Crowded House and Catalina Sounds, both New Zealand brands.

Around the World in 80 Harvests reports on the difficult 2017 harvest in Okanagan Valley, Canada.

Cindy Rynning reports on her visit to DO Monsant, a relatively new Spanish Appellation that is getting a lot of attention at the moment.

Selected Reviews:

Susannah Gold visits Campania, tours the beautiful Reggia di Caserta, and samples a Falanghina and Aglianco from Cantina Trabucco.

Vino-Sphere reviews three Super Tuscans from Ca’Marcanda, the Blogheri estate owned by the legendary Angelo Gaja.

Jamie Goode reviews several wines from Envinate, a new Spanish winery specializing in Atlantic-influenced regions.

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