Category: Wine Reviews

Broken Leg Vineyard Mendocino

Keeping Mendocino Cool: Introducing Boonville Road Wines

Mendocino County, home to the Anderson Valley, is one of my favorite wine-growing areas in California. However, I’ve long maintained

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/18/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/11/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/4/20

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Red Mountain

America’s Other Cabernet: The Wines of Red Mountain, WA

Admittedly, it sounds like the set-up for a joke: what do two nuclear engineers to for a good time outside

TOR bottles

The Progress of Consistency: A TOR Wines Retrospective

There’s lucky and then there’s damned lucky. Tor Kenward has basically had his dream job since the age of 29.

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/20/20

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de Negoce

Cameron Hughes is At It Again

What is it they say about the major mistakes we make in life? Good judgment comes from experience, and experience

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/13/20

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Looming Danger

Vinography Images: Looming Danger

Looming DangerSANTA YNEZ, CA: Billowing smoke and ash loom above a vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Thomas Fire

Napa History in Three Acres and Three Vintages

Some people have beautifully manicured front lawns. Some people have barely manageable jungles. And some are lucky enough to have

Jess Wade

Sonoma Scrappy: Introducing Topophilia Wine Company

One of the great pleasures of writing about wine will always be the sense of discovery it affords. The wine

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/30/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/23/20

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canned wines

Two Canned Wines That Are Worth a Damn

Canned wine is having a moment right now. Sales are skyrocketing as people (more younger than older) respond to what

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/16/20

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Wines of the Wild Horses: Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca, Chile

One of the rare pleasures of a relationship to wine lies in our ability to follow it through time. Normally

Robert Weil's vineyards

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/9/20

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Maxmin Grunhauser Herrenberg Kabinett Label

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/2/20

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