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

1 Wine Dude’s wine product roundup for this month includes many items suitable as gifts for wine lovers.

Chewin’ Over Eats and Drinks has good advice for pairing wine and beer with BBQ.

Pam Strayer reports on scaling up biodynamic vineyards.

Threads and Vino interviews Connecticut’s Michele McAuliffe owner/winemaker of R Dee Winery

wineOrl profiles Champagne’s Côte des Bar sub-region

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Wine Travel Eats profiles Cain Vineyards on Spring Mountain, master of the use of brett as a flavor component.

Amanda Barnes visits New Zealand’s Stonyridge Vineyards,

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode tastes the 2015 Barbarescos and 2014 Barolos with Gaia Gaja

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Gustave Lorentz Pinot Gris Alsace.

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Alois Lageder “Fórra” Manzoni Bianco 2016

Steve Heimoff reviews several newly released Pinot Noir from Sonoma’s En Garde.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge from M. Chapoutier.

The Drunken Cyclist profiles Martini and Rossi’s sparkling wines.

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2015

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2013 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Tom Lee reviews new releases from Lauren Ashton Cellars

Tom Plant profiles several wineries in San Diego County’s Ramona Valley, an underappreciated wine region.

Vino Sphere reviews the Bollina Corte Medicea 2015 ‘Cletus’ Toscana IGT, Tuscany

Crushed Grape Chronicles profiles Maloof Wines a relatively new winery in Willamette Valley

Aaron Nix Gomez reviews two rosé, a Spatburgunder from Pfalz and a Grenache/Cinsault from Languedoc-Roussillon

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