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

block chainThe Wine Economist has five interesting facts about U.S. wine sales.

Julien Miquel wonders how blockchain technology will change wine.

Tom Lee releases his 2018 Power Rankings of wineries creating buzz.

The Wine Curmudgeon has brief notes on Kent Rosenblum, North Dakota wine, and Australian prosecco

Pam Strayer reports on the organic wines in Wine and Spirits Top 100.

Amber Lebeau extolls the virtues of Zinfandel, even the less expensive bottles.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume

Jamie Goode finds some stunning old vine South African white wines.

Allison Levine profiles several Pineau Des Charentes, the fortified wine from Cognac.

The wineORL tastes a vertical of Fontodi’s Flaccionello della Pieve, a Super Tuscan made from Sangiovese.

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews the 2016 Vincent Paris, St. Joseph Les Cotes

Luscious Lushes profiles Cava sparkling wine, especially the Cava house Codorniu.

Good Vitis profiles Martin Woods Winery from Willamette Valley along with something about obsession and Anthony Bourdain.

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