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

Good Vitis asks “when is a wine born” and gets many different answers from winemakers.

Tom Wark addresses the issue of whether we should boycott wine producers whose politics we disagree with.

Pam Strayer asks whether better data can sell more more wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon argues that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a health disaster.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Cindy Rynning visits Vinho Verde and discovers some are age worthy.

Wine Travel Eats visits Domaine Carneros and meets with winemaker Eileen Crane.

Amy Leiberfarb profiles Buchar winery in the Russian River Valley

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode reviews several natural wines.

Fredric Koeppel reviews Ventale 2016, Valpolicella Superiore, the  new label from the Santi estate,

Pull That Cork reviews the Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel

Food Wine Click recommends several Ports for summer drinking.

Larry the Wine Guy profiles Milbrandt Vineyards Columbia Valley Washington.

Amber Lebeau reviews the 2017 Ambassador Rosé from Red Mountain.

Vino sphere samples Malbecs from Nieto Senetiner and Ruca Malen, both from Mendoza.

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