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

1 WineDude reports on the biodynamic preparations at Troon Vineyards in Oregon.

The Academic Wino has all you need to know about disgorgement and dosage in sparkling wines.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on his experience at the Colorado Governor’s Cup 2018

Natalie Sellers has the list of Chile’s most expensive wines.

Amanda Barnes, Around the World in 80 Harvests, profiles Portugal’s Dão wine region.

Peter Pharos says huzzah for the wine marketeer. All clap!

Wine to Five Podcast is about a wine-fuelled summer trip across Europe.

wineORL profiles Jacques Lassaigne making grower Champagne in Montgueux

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

The Drunken Cyclist is nearly finished with his ordeal—Day 8 of the 10 worst days of his life in Beaujolais.

Wine Travel Eats visits Palumbo Family Winery in Temecula.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel asks and answers What’s the Deal with Malbec?

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Kingston Family Vineyards Chardonnay Sabino Casablanca Valley, Chile

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Pertinace Barbera d’Alba

Tom Lee reviews Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #67

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews two from Montefalco Sagrentino

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