Vinography Images: Winter Descends

The Fetzer Home Ranch Vineyard in Redwood Valley is blanketed in snow during a mid-winter snowstorm in 1995. Across northern

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/27/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/20/22

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The 2022 Vinography Gift Guide for Your Favorite Wine Lover

It’s that time of year again. It remains to be seen just how badly the hangover of supply-chain disruptions will

Vinography Images: Lunar Landscape

A full moon hangs over the otherworldly landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley just before dawn, where in the distance,

Dispell That Thanksgiving Wine Anxiety

The American Thanksgiving holiday always brings with it a predictable set of responses. Americans fret over what wine to serve

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/20/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/13/22

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Vinography Images: Autumn Intensity

The combination of leaves changing colors for the fall and the last of the evening light turn a vineyard’s colors

The Elegance of Age: Tasting South Africa’s Oldest Vines

Old vines make better wines. Like so many broad generalizations in the wine industry, that’s a verifiably false statement. Plenty

Unexpected Blends

The combination of ongoing climate chaos and the shifting demographics of wine drinkers have driven some California wine producers to

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/13/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/6/22

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Vinography Images: The Good Kind of Fire

Evening light catches the fiery Autumn colors of a vineyard in Temecula Valley. First planted in 1968, Temecula’s high-desert wine

Hang Out With Top Wine Writers and Talk Shop. For Free.

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/6/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/30/22

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Vinography Images: Vineyard Corduroy

From above, the vineyards of the Tepusquet Bench look like corduroy draped in the evening light of the Santa Maria

Putting South African Chardonnay in a Global Context

Chardonnay. A grape both worshipped and reviled. It is the magical stuff of Montrachet, making $18,000 bottles of the most

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/30/22

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