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wine-3623692__340A daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Wine Searcher reports that two well known Bordeaux wineries are under investigation for manipulating the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru classification of 2012

Tom Wark reports on the sordid history of Michigan’s unconstitutional shipping laws.

The Wine Curmudgeon reports on the rosé boom.

Larry the Wine Guy points to the sale of Rex Hill Winery in 2007 as an example of how to retire without selling out to a corporate factory.

Selected Reviews:

Meg Houston Maker reviews several Chardonnay from Trombetta Family wines in Sonoma, here, here, and here

Jameson Fink profiles the Chilean producer Odfjell Vineyards and rethinks his opposition to higher alcohol wines.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Norton Reserva Malbec from Mendoza.

Talk A Vino finds the perfect pairing, Bistecca all Fiorentina with the 2016 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

Amber LeBeau reviews the NV Capriccio Bubbly Sangria from Florida Caribbean Distillers.

The Swirling Dervish reviews the 2018 Santa Julia Organica Chardonnay from Mendoza.

Rockin’ Red Blog has some white wine recommendations for fall.

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