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wine-cellar-1329061__340A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Alfonso Cevola, On The Wine Trail in Italy, spent the summer taking the pulse of America.

Jamie Goode considers the possibility that we might be able to greatly enhance our sense of smell.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on Warren Winiarski’s donation to build a comprehensive library of the work of wine writers.

The Wine Gourd considers the case for expanding the 100 pt. scale for wine quality.

#8 on Pam Strayer’s list of the 10 best selling wines made with organic grapes is Korbel’s Organic Brut.

Susannah Gold describes her latest home winemaking adventure.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Pull That Cork revisits Willcox, Arizona, where most of the grapes for Arizona’s wine industry are grown.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2015 Pfendler Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast.

Isaac Baker reviews several wines from Virginia.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Greggarious Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016

The Drunken Cyclist is happily peddling through Brittany, France but drinking and reviewing Alsace.

Jameson Fink reviews Domaine Tempier Rosé 2017

Tim Lemke reviews the 2015 Marques de Casa Concha carmenere from Chile.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews Ammunition Wines The Equalizer Red Blend from Sonoma.

Allison Levine’s pick of the week is the LaZarre Wines 2016 Albariño from Edna Valley.

Pull That Cork reviews a Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from The Sisters winery in New Zealand.

Amber Lebeau reviews the 2016 Sound Purveyors Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley.

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