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

photo-1471371827413-56b58af644aaRob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank comes out against Measure C, the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodlands Protection Initiative on the June ballot.

New Hampshire takes aim at interstate wine shipping. Tom Wark is on the warpath.

Bob on Sonoma argues that wineries should get their e-commerce act together.

Jeremy Parzen reports on the recovery of Montalcino after the Brunello scandals of the past.

Austin Beeman features part 4 of his interview with Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars in Napa.

Selected Reviews:

1 Wine Dude reviews several wines from Montefalco Sagrantino.

Jeff Leve, the Wine Cellar Insider, links to the 500 top wines in Bordeaux’s 2017 vintage.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Brovia Ciaböt del Re Dolcetto d’Alba 2015

The Drunken Cyclist reviews two high end Champagnes, 1996 Duval-Leroy Champagne Brut Millésimé and the 1990 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon—paired with caviar.

Jameson Fink reviews the 2016 Gere Attila Portugieser, a light Hungarian red wine.

Aaron Nix-Gomez reviews four wines from Roussillon and Languedoc.

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