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

Tom Wark has an informative post on the wine retailer shipping case that is before the Supreme Court.

Jamie Goode takes on the anti-pleasure crowd.

Rob McMillan at Silicon Valley Bank warns that grape supplies are beginning to outstrip demand.

The Wine Gourd has data on how aware wine consumers are of various wine regions.

Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, writes about the rise of the Italian wine specialist.

Austin Beeman completes a series of interviews with winemaker Mac McDonald of vision cellars.

Amber LeBeau reports on what we know so far about the Master Sommelier cheating scandal.

The Wine Daily reports on pop singer Pink’s launch of her Two Wolves Wine.

Pam Strayer reports that the French owned Anderson Valley winery Domaine Anderson (the still wine winery of Roederer Estate in Mendocino) has now certified its winery organic

Travel Wine Chick interviews Gary Lipp of COHO Wines in Napa.

Foxress has the basics on various styles of Sherry.

Crushed Grape Chronicles has an overview of the 2018 Wine Blogger’s Conference recently held in Walla Walla.

Talk A Vino summarizes their trip to the Wine Blogger’s Conference.

Home winemaker Susannah Gold keeps us up to date on her latest adventures in wine making.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Karen MacNeil visits Screaming Eagle and comes away impressed.

Vino Sphere visits the Red Mountain District of South Central Washington and compares several of their Cabernet Sauvignon with others throughout the world.

Wine Travel Eats visits Robert Renzoni Vineyards in Temecula.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Fredric Koeppel reviews the Markham Vineyards Merlot 2015, Napa Valley,

Jamie Goode reviews the Libiamo Amphora Chenin Blanc 2017 Gisborne, New Zealand

Jamie Goode also has tasting notes on several South African wines tasted on his recent visit.

Tom Lee reviews the 2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Nervo Ranch from Alexander Valley

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2011 Rabbit Ridge Petit Verdot from Paso Robles.

Food Wine Click heroically shares a Merlot/food pairing for every day of the week.

Martin Redmond reviews the 2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot from Napa paired with Penne Boscaiola.

Cindy Rynning reviews several premium Merlots in celebration of #MerlotMe month

Red Wine Please reviews the current line up of Malbecs from Bodega Catena Zapata

Foxress profiles Red Mountain Washington winery Force Majeure.

Cheap Wine Ratings reviews the 2017 Casillero del Diablo Red Blend  from Chile.

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