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latina women harvestingA daily sample of thoughtful writing and discussion from (mostly) independent wine blogs:

Karen MacNeil explains how Latina women are saving the California wine industry.

Cathy Huyge writes of her frustration with the inequalities in the wine industry in light of the Career and Salary Survey Report.

Alfonso Cevola, On the Wine Trail in Italy, contemplates the fate of Italian wine in America, as the U.S unravels.

Tom Hyland wonders how Amarone can be made in an elegant style.

The Wine Gourd asks should there be a floor price on retail sales of alcohol as a way of enhancing public health.

Jamie Goode falls in love with ambergris, a perfume ingredient sourced from whales.

Amber LeBeau has a rundown on some intriguing wine books to be published next month.

Artisan Swiss reviews the first episode of a new Podcast entitled Bâtonnage, created by Fiona Beckett and MV Liam Steevenson.

Cellar Tours explores the wonderful world of wine glasses.

My Wine Pal reports on the 4th Annual Judgment of BC (British Columbia)

The Wine Daily pairs slow cooker chicken mole and Zinfandel.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Amanda Barnes, Around the World in 80 Harvests, has a guide to wine tasting in Chile’s Alto Colchagua region.

Jamie Goode visits Dr. Konstantin Frank, a winery in the Finger Lakes.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Julien Miquel reviews the Northern Rhone wines of E. Guigal.

Tom Lee reviews the 2003 Troplong Mondot, a Saint Emilion Grand Crus and the 2013 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch Vineyard

Joey Casco reviews Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir 2017 from Willamette Valley.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the 2014 Kenwood Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Amber LeBeau reviews the 2017 Erath Pinot noir rosé from Oregon.

Alison Levine’s Pick of the Week is the Moscatel de Setubal, a Portuguese fortified wine.

Cindy Rynning reviews the Merlot lineup from Novelty Hill/Januik Wineries from Washington State.

Tim Lemke explores wines from Lugana DOC, a white wine region at the southern tip of Italy’s Lake Garda.

Dallas Wine Chick explores wines from the country of Georgia and from the West Bank, Israel/Palestine.

Red Wine Please reviews William Hill’s North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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