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US Wine Finally Embraces Politics

For the longest time, the American wine industry has managed to maintain an apolitical veneer, steering clear of endorsements or

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/18/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/11/20

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Vinography Images: The Green Shine

The Green ShineSANTA MARIA, CA: Chardonnay vineyards along the Tepusquet Bench shine with late afternoon light, near Santa Maria, California.

burned car from Glass Fire

Napa Licks Its Wounds and Holds Its Breath

As of this morning, the Glass Fire, which burned more than 67,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties is 97%

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/11/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/4/20

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Queens of Harvest

Vinography Images: Queens of Harvest

Queens of HarvestSANTA MARIA, CA: A crew of vineyard workers quickly move vine-to-vine to harvest several tons of Pinot Noir

charred vines

Napa Wineries Ask ‘What now?’ As They Survey Glass Fire Wreckage

The following is the introduction to an article I penned for Club Oenologique, a fantastic new online magazine out of

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/4/20

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Orange Harvest

Vinography Images: Orange Harvest

Orange Harvest.LOS OLIVOS, CA: Dark afternoon smoke from the officially named Alamo Fire, burning in the nearby coastal mountains within

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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The Next 48 Hours May Shape Napa Valley For Years to Come

At 9:32 AM this morning, the Napa County Office of Emergency Services issued its latest set of evacuation warnings in

burned home

Napa and Sonoma Burn Again. Horribly.

I don’t know how coherent this particular piece is going to be, as I watch the social media evidence of

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 9/27/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/20/20

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Vinography Images: Frankly Ripe

Frankly RipeLOS OLIVOS, CA: A cluster of Cabernet Franc grapes is approaching harvest at Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos,

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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