Bubbly Off the Beaten Track

Sparkling wine has long been associated with celebration. The ephemeral nature of the jewel-like bubbles seems to suit our ways

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/10/21

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Vinography Images: The Gift of Air

Cabernet Sauvignon hits the splash pan to aerate during pump overs at Outpost Estate atop Napa’s Howell Mountain. Known as

The Judgment of Napa: Tasting Napa Blind Against the World’s Greatest Wines

On May 24th, 1976, a couple of ex-pats living in Paris rented the courtyard of the Intercontinental hotel for a

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/10/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/3/21

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Vinography Images: Optically Perfect

Perfect fruit emerges from an optical sorter during harvest in Napa Valley. Using computer vision and jets of compressed air,

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/3/21

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Poised for Greatness: Tasting The Evolution of Anderson Valley

Given all the fuss that has been made about Pinot Noir in the post-Sideways era, you would think that Mendocino’s

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/26/21

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Vinography Images: Skilled Hands

A worker harvests Cabernet Sauvignon on Pritchard Hill, above Napa Valley. Women play an increasingly important role in the highly-skilled

Putting Time in a Bottle

One of the more remarkable and romantic aspects of wine will always be its unbreakable connection with time. Most winemakers

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/26/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/19/21

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Opportunity and Challenge for Colorado Wine

A few weeks ago, I posted my thoughts on the 14 wines that comprised the top selection that we made

Vinography Images: Jesus’ Cabernet

Jesus inspects the sunrise Cabernet pick for QTR Wines at their vineyard high above Lake Hennessy near St. Helena, California.

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/19/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/12/21

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Vinography Images: All Night Long

A vineyard worker picks grapes at night for Dalla Valle Vineyards in Oakville. Located on the eastern edge of the

When Stones Speak: The Wines of Domaine des Ardoisières

Some truly great wines sneak up on you, sip after sip, taste after taste—deepening, resonating, and ultimately resolving into your