The Wines of the Flaming Fields

Without a doubt, there’s something special about volcanic wines. The fruit that grows on vines plunged into the remains of

Vinography Images: Dawning of Spring

The rows of vineyards glow an emerald green in the light of dawn in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. A heavy

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/29/23

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/22/23

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The Wine Industry is Headed For Self-Inflicted Decrepitude

They say that you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. It seems like we’re

Vinography Images: Around the Bend

The road into Santa Barbara’s Happy Canyon snakes around vineyards and a majestic oak, as vines show their winter silhouettes

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/22/23

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/15/23

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Vinography Images: Mustard and Lime

The bright yellow of mustard flowers and the bright white of calcareous earth brighten a vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/15/23

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Ingredient Labeling In Prospect in the US

On the heels of new EU requirements to make ingredient and allergen information available to consumers on wine labels (enforceable from 8

Vinography Images: Santa Lucia Rainlands

Fog hangs heavy across the Salinas Valley, just above the tops of the vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands, which

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/8/23

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Vinography Images: Mind the Gap

Weather rolls across the valley floor of the Petaluma Gap AVA, as seen from Keller Estate in Sonoma County. Defined

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/1/23

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/25/22

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Vinography Images: Mossy Branches

A mossy sentinel oak stands watch over a greening winter vineyard in Sonoma’s Knight’s Valley. One of the least-known sub-appellations

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/25/22

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Ridge Vineyards: An American Wine Icon at 60

In 1968, a young Paul Draper was just beginning his career as a winemaker. After a brief stint making some

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/18/22

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