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

fementing wineA politician in France wants to legally define natural wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon sadly reports that a favorite producer of cheap wine, Domaine du Tariquet, has lost its U.S. importer.

The Swirling Dervish continues with her Tour de France-inspired wine and food study as the Tour heads to the Pyranees. That means Tannat from Madiran.

The Reverse Wine Snob argues that wine is a consumable like toilet paper.

Allison Levine recommends the best wine, beer, and spirits available in Paso Robles’ Tin City.

Wine to Five Podcast this week is devoted to a discussion of “Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California”

Selected Wine Reviews:

1 Wine Dude profiles Montsant’s Vinyes Domènech, a bio-dynamic producer, a their recent releases.

Jameson Fink reviews the Liquid Geography Rosé from Mencia.

Red Wine Please is switching to whites for the summer and has several recommendations.

Cindy Rynning profiles Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard of Livermore.

Frankly Wines reviews a varietal we don’t often hear about, the Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Aligoté 2015 and a Marsannay Chardonnay from the same label.

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