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

pexels-photo-1209290Richard Hemming MW argues that claiming a passion for wine has become a meaningless platitude.

The Wine Curmudgeon thinks wine prices may have peaked.

James the Wine Guy has a thoughtful meditation on wine and life, challenges, and promises.

Wine to Five Podcast visits with Kevin Bagos, author of Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor & the Search for the Origins of Wine

Deborah Parker Wong reports that Paraiso Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands, is the California State Fair’s Vineyard of the Year for 2018.

The wineORL provides a primer on the role of soil minerals in meeting nutrition requirements of grape vines.

Pam Strayer at Organic Wines Uncorked reports on the prospects of biodynamic food.

Jameson Fink’s Podcast discusses the red blends of Washington State.

Winey Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist shares photos of his bike trip through Northern France.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode reviews a Pet Nat from Vermont—Iapetus Techtonic.

Jamie Goode reviews the current lineup from Frankland Estate, Western Australia.

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2017 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley

Pull That Cork celebrates Albariño from Lodi.

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