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

italian-vintage-old-beautifulW. Blake Gray reports on a commercial wine from Chile made from wild grapes.

The Wine Curmudgeon pairs wine with Brats and Sauerkraut.

Jeremy Parzen extolls the virtues of Lugana, a little-known region of Italy that produces glorious white wines.

Jamie Goode has some great tips for frequent flyers, a subject he knows a bit about.

Hannah Fuellenkemper ponders the contingencies of the wine life or maybe just life.

Wine To Five focuses on Anise-based spirits for their podcast this week.

Issac Baker reviews “Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine,” by Jason Wilson.

Selected Reviews:

The Drunken Cyclist reviews several rose wines and debates the meaning of “true Rosé.

Vino Sphere “travels” to Germany reviewing the Furst von Metternich 2014 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Feinherb Gelblack from Rheingau and Becker Family 2012 Pinot Noir from Pfalz.

Tom Lee reviews the 2008 Carlisle Syrah Cardiac Hill.

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