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

landscape-1524808_960_720Randy Caparoso writes about the premiumization of Lodi wines.

Trump’s trade wars are hurting American distillers.

The Wine Curmudgeon explains why The Handmaid’s Tale wine is a very bad idea.

Jameson Fink has some thoughts on Chilean wine inspired by winemaker Rodrigo Soto of Veramonte Winery.

Alice Feiring laments the last bottle of a favorite brand and recommends Le Vin en Question, the famous pre-dinner interview with natural wine grandfather, Jules Chauvet now in a new translation.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts

Pull That Cork interviews Karen and John Troisi of Sonoma’s Jean Edwards Cellars.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2017

Jamie Goode reviews Champagne Salon Le Mesnil 1985 France.

Red Wine Please finds a good Cabernet Sauvignon for $15, the 2015 Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged

Miquel Hudin reviews the Vicente Gandía Bobal Único 2015.

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews various, very old mostly Italian wines made from the Barbera grape.

Wine Travel Eats samples several wines from Napa producers Inman Family Wines.

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