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

Jameson Fink’s podcast explores the wines of the Finger Lakes.

Artisan Swiss has an informative post on Swiss wine and profiles Weinbau Thomas Studach (Malans, Graubünden)

Amber Lebeau assesses the Wine Enthusiast’s list of top 40 under 40 tastemakers.

Wine to Five Podcast this week is about the recent Society of Wine Educators conference.

Allison Levine visits with New Zealand master somm Cameron Douglas.

Amanda Barnes interviews Portugal producer Francisca Van Zeller of Vale D. Maria about the past and present of the Douro.

Pam Strayer profiles Long Meadow Ranch, organic producers who just purchased Napa’s Stony Hill Vineyards.

Miquel Hudin profiles Stony Hill Vineyards, recently sole to Long Meadow Ranch.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist is on day 6 of the worst 10 days of his life, in Moulin-à-Vent.

Jamie Goode is still eating and drinking in New York.

Tom Lee visits Sonoma’s  Carlisle Winery

Appetite for Wine visits Maui and does some wine tasting there.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2014 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain.

Fredric Koeppel reviews several California Pinot Noirs.

1 Wine Dude reports on the results of the Oregon Wine Experience.

The Wine Curmudgeon has recommendations for Labor Day.

Michelle Williams profiles the Loire Valley and reviews several Loire Valley wines.

Pull That Cork celebrates Cabernet day with the 2014 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto

The Wine Daily profiles The Sister’s Wine of New Zealand.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Kunde Malbec from Sonoma

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