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happy mothers dayA daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Karen MacNeil explores the question  of whether women tend to be better wine tasters than men.

Jamie Goode argues that it’s not just the wine but the heritage and tradition that make wine alluring.

The Wine Curmudgeon makes Mother’s Day wine recommendations.

Julien Miquel reports on the comeback of the ancient Italian grape Falerno.

Mark Angelillo came away from Prowein, the international food and wine trade show, with 5 grapes that are about to attract more attention.

Jeremy Parzen views one of 10 existing copies of iorgio Gallesio’s Pomona italiana (Italian Pomology), the landmark work of 19th Century botany.

Wine to Five Podcast this week focuses on the food and wine of Mallorca with Martin Ward of Wine Educator’s International.

Allison Levine celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Champagne Billecart-Salmon.

Talk-A-Vino interviews Tony Rynders of Tendril Wine Cellars in Willamette Valley.

Winey Visits and Travel Posts:

Vino Sphere visits Shadow Springs Vineyard, North Carolina.

Selected Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Lucas & Lewellen Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Santa Barbara County.

My Wine Pal keeps us up to date on the latest Aussie wines we should try.

A Must Read keeps us up to date on Okanagan Valley wines we should try.

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