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harvest1A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

W. Blake Gray praises the cellaring potential of Verdicchio.

Vine Art discusses the issue of French vineyard subsidies.

Jeremy Parzen revises his opinion of California wines.

Pam Strayer responds to criticism of her recent articles criticizing Sonoma’s sustainability programs.

Jameson Fink’s podcast “What We’re Tasting” is devoted to Chilean wine.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Michelle Williams visits Germany’s Pfalz region.

Jamie Goode tastes some very old red wines from South Africa.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Kingston Pinot Noir Alazan Casablanca Valley

The Wine Curmudgeon’s Wine of the Week is the Spanish white, Ipsum, 2017

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon from California.

Cindy Rynning profiles Franciacorta, the sparkling wine from Northern Italy.

Amber Lebeau reviews the 2014 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot noir

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews the 2014 St. Innocent, Pinot Noir, Zenith Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills

The Swirling Dervish reviews the lineup from Murrieta’s Well in Livermore Valley.

Crushed Grape Chronicles profiles Deven Morgenstern of Willamette Valley’s Joyful Noise.

Appetite for Wine reviews Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port

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