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

photo-1503436298338-2adbc8a8e006Oregon Wine History Archive does an interview with wine writer Elaine Brown about wine writing and the future of the industry.

Tom Wark executes a much deserved take down of a wine score hater.

Bob on Sonoma has a more reasonable take on wine scores.

Oliver Styles critiques the Naked Wine critique of wine critics. Got that?

Becky Sue Epstein on Palate Press provides an update on English sparkling wine.

Matt Walls asks industry trend setters what the new trends will be.

James Melendez completes his series on food and the wines of Montsant DO

Miquel Hudin reviews the Ah So wine opener and the new Diam wine enclosures.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

1 Wine Dude visits Jané’s Acústic Cellar, in the Montsant town of Marçà

Selected Wine Reviews:

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the 2017 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Fredric Koeppel enjoys the Schloss Johannisberger “Gelblack” Riesling Feinherb 2014, Rheingau

Tom Lee reviews a 2004 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina

Pull That Cork reviews two wines from Andrew Jones, the 2016 Field Recordings Franc from Paso Robles and the 2015 Barter & Trade Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State

Lisa Johnston reviews Nytimber Classic Cuvee one of England’s best sparkling wines.

My Wine Pal discovers the secrets of Argentinean Malbecs.

Martin Redmond reviews two sparkling wines from Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet.

Cindy Rynning also profiles Domaine Bousquet.

The Drunken Cyclist discovers there is far more to sweet Bordeaux than Sauternes.

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