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old wine cellar 2A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Oliver Styles wonders why wine shops and winery stores don’t take more care to properly cellar their wines.

Tom Wark ponders the future of wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon talks to Andrew Stover a distributor and supporter of local wines.

The Wine Gourd tracks the number of wineries in the U.S.

Alfonso Cevola, On The Wine Trail in Italy, recounts his history with Erbaluce, a relatively obscure grape from Piemonte.

Alder Yarrow promotes the upcoming Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting in San Francisco.

Cindy Rynning hosts a discussion of the past, present, and future of Vinho Verde.

Amber Lebeau has a list of wine podcasts worth listening to, focusing especially on Wine for Normal People’s discussion of Tuscan wine regions.

Dallas Wine Chick delves into the history of Montepulciano DOCG.

Helen Conway has the facts and figures on Welsh and English wine and the wines of New South Wales Australia.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode tastes several Cape Wines from South Africa and several more here.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling “3” from Rheingau

Fredric Koeppel reviews Tenuta Sant’Antonio Nanfrè 2016, Valpolicella Superiore.

Issac Baker reviews several Alsatian Gewurztraminer.

Jameson Fink reviews the  2017 Delinquente Wine Co. “Tuff Nutt” Bianco d’Alessano (Riverland)

Food Wine Click tastes forbidden foods and stinky wines from Cahors.

Helen Conway tastes through an intriguing lineup of Welsh wines.

Red Wine Please reviews the line up from Georges Deboeuf’s new line of wines from Pays d’Oc.

Tom Lee reviews the 2004 J. Rochioli Pinot Noir River Block Vineyard

Tim Lemke reviews the 2016 P.J. Valckenberg, Riesling from Rheinhessen.

Amber Lebeau reviews the 2007 Beringer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Crushed Grape Chronicles reviews several Malbecs from Cahors.

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