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

Madeline Puckette tests 5 of the world’s best wine glasses.

Liza Zimmerman reports on the increased scrutiny of the three tier system by the courts.

The Drunken Cyclist considers the pros and cons of attending VinItaly, the massive Italian trade show.

Alder Yarrow promotes the 2018 Spring Mountain Harvest Tasting, on Sunday, November 18

The Wine Curmudgeon comments on wine delivery, wine taxes, and believe it or not, IHOP wine.

Uber wine geek Amber LeBeau has plans for an expanded geekdom.

Jeremy Parzen departs from his usual reflections on wine to reflect on the state of Jewry in the U.S. And Tom Wark gives us further reasons for reading Jeremy’s blog, Do Bianchi.

Winery Visits and Travel Posts:

Amanda Barnes, Around the World in 80 Harvests, covers the past and present of Central Otago with winemaker Grant Taylor of Valli Wine and discusses the grape varietals and viticulture of Central Otago in this post.

Jamie Goode visits Red Newt Winery in the Finger Lakes.

Vino Sphere reports on a wine and culinary experience at Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla.

Selected Wine Reviews:

Allison Levine samples several wines from Setúbal, a region in the southwest of Portugal.

Reverse Wine Snob reviews the  La Posta Pizzella Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

LIsa Johnston reviews La Sirene de Giscours Margaux 2014

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