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

brunelloCelia Drinks ponders the difficulty of describing aromas and wonders if a dedicated linguist might give us a richer vocabulary.

The Wine Curmudgeon covers the sale of Acrobat to Foley Family, wine for the royal wedding, and irrigation robots.

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, explains the success of Cooper’s Hawk Winery, one of the larger wineries in the U.S and located in Illinois.

Tom Hyland uncovers the stars but also some of the problems with the 2013 vintage in Brunello.

 

Selected Reviews:

John Fodera reviews the recently released 2011 Rocche dei Manzoni Barbera d’Alba “La Cresta”

Claudio Angelillo reviews the Bodegas Mocén Añ Espumoso Brut Nature, a sparkling Verdejo from the Rueda region.

Dave Nershi profiles Windsor Run Cellars, a winery in North Carolina’s Swan Creek AVA.

Jamie Goode reviews four German Rieslings of note.

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