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

italian vineyardsTom Hyland reports on this year’s harvest in various regions of Italy.

1 Wine Dude explains why Barbera is most at home in d’Asti.

The Good Vitis meditates on the quality and value of Syrah.

Talk-a-Vino has several news tidbits you might not have heard about.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews the 2016 Gorghi Tondi Grillo Khierè Sicilia, a native Sicilian white wine.

The Drunken Cyclist profiles Woodward Canyon winery in Walla Walla, Washington.

The Wine Curmudgeon’s wine of the week is the Conde Pinel Verdejo-Viura 2017.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Esporao Reserva Red blend from Alentejo, Portugal.

Amber LeBeau reviews the Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc 2015 from Napa Valley.

The Gourmez reviews the Stellina 2012 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi.

Susannah Gold reviews the Marzemino from Cantina San Michele in Capriano del Colle near Brescia.

Vino Sphere weathers the storm with two German Rieslings, the 2014 Weingut Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Trocken from Rheinhessen and the 2016 Mönchhof Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese from Mosel.

The wineOrl profiles Cédric Bouchard (Roses de Jeanne) of the Côte des Bar, who makes grower Champagne.

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