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

Julien Miquel has a useful list of the 100 top aromas to be found in wine.

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, explains the strange appeal of the 19 Crimes wine brand.

Allison Levine has a fascinating post on the wines that changed the world of wine.

Susannah Gold continues her exploration of Italian indigenous grapes with a discussion of Negretto Nero from Emilia Romagna.

The Wine Curmudgeon contemplates volcanic wines, bad wine laws, and the origins of the word “booze”.

Selected Reviews:

Jeff Leve, the Wine Cellar Insider, continues his survey of Bourdeaux 2017 with tasting notes on Sauternes.

Fredric Koeppel’s wine of the day is the Berryessa Gap Rosé 2017, an unusual blend of grenache, barbera and zinfandel grapes.

Red Wine Please finds an excellent value priced Pinot Noir from Gooseneck Vineyards in Elkton, Oregon.

The Swirling Dervish reviews several Rieslings from Pacific Rim wines of Washington State.

JVB Uncorked discovers 5 lesser known gems from Burgundy.

Pull That Cork reviews the 2017 Gran Moraine Rosé of Pinot Noir from Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley

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