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

grape harvestTim Gaiser provides a template for tech sheets, which apparently some wineries desperately need.

Champagne is happy about the 2018 harvest.

The Wine Searcher undertakes to define more precisely some key terms in the wine world.

The Wine Curmudgeon gets some love in the wine blog rankings, and explains how to take advantage of retailer sales.

Alfonso Cevola recounts what he’s learned about wine and life on the road in America.

The Wine Gourd explores the world of Grenache.

Deborah Parker Wong reports on the practice of aging wine in whiskey barrels.

Amber LeBeau highly recommends Ian D’Agata’s Native Grapes of Italy, and related podcasts.

The Wine Daily reports that university alumni associations are selling wine through Vinoshipper.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Wine Travel Eats reviews the Inn at Europa in Temecula’s wine country.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Jamie Goode reviews the Gamay 43, Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2016 and explores Italian varietals in South Africa.

Amanda Barnes has a comprehensive guide to Dolcetto, Piemonte’s table wine.

Helen Conway has a guide to Victoria, Australia.

Allison Levine’s Pick of the Week is the Ferrari Brut, Trento DOC

Tom Lee reviews the 2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa

Tim Lemke reviews the Peter Zimmer Rolhüt, pinot noir from Italy.

Talk a Vino reviews the 2011 Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Terra Alta Vineyard Clements Hill Lodi and the Bruno Colin 2013 Santenay Vieilles Vignes, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2017 Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rosé

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