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

The Academic Wino reports on a study assessing the effects of wine bottle closure type on perceived wine quality.

Australian winemaker Brian Croser has an interesting take on natural wines hosted on Jamie Goode’s site.

Kelly Magyarics answers all your questions about orange wines.

1 Wine Dude reviews a very expensive wine glass and a wine refrigerator.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on the strange phenomenon that convenience stores are selling more wine.

The Wine Daily explains how you can get money back on wine purchases on Amazon Prime Day.

Jameson Fink discusses the charms and challenges of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in his podcast.

Jeremy Parzen provides a translation and reading of “A Ciapin” (“To Ciapin”) by Giovanni Pascoli, a poem that captures the spiritual dimension of wine.

Wine to Five Podcast this week features a discussion of Barbera.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Jamie Goode keeps us up to date on his exploration of Hong Kong with several photos.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Allison Levine profiles Dogliani DOCG the Piemonte region specializing in Dolcetto.

The Drunken Cyclist continues his series on the Largest Blind Tasting of True Rosés.

Amanda Barnes profiles Luis Pato Winery, one of Portugal’s best known producers, and interviews top Portuguese Somm Manuel Moreira about Portuguese wines.

Aaron Nix-Gomez tastes several older vintages of  CVNE the highly regarded Rioja producer.

Martin Redmond reviews the 2017 Scheid Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé from Monterey.

Tom Lee reviews the 2010 Dehlinger Syrah Goldridge from Russian River.

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