A Voice From the Fog: Current Releases From Peay Vineyards

There aren’t many wineries in California about whom I can confidently say that I’ve tasted pretty much every wine they’ve

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/16/21

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California Runs Dry

Over the last year or two, the ubiquitous two-word phrase ‘climate change’ has, with increasing frequency, been replaced with the

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/9/21

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Vinography Images: Foggy Knoll

A rolling knoll emerges from the fog to reveal new plantings at Cornell Vineyards on the Sonoma County side of

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/9/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/2/21

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Vinography Images: Rolling Green and Gold

Gentle undulations of green vineyards and golden fields mark the topography of the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area, seen here

The Best of Italian Wine: Tasting the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri

As a wine writer and critic, I am frequently asked to name my favorite wine. It’s an annoying question, like

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/2/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/25/21

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Vinography Images: By Feel

Dan O’Brien of Gail Wines checks on a vineyard in Sonoma Valley. Gail Wines is a small project run by

New Names, New Wines from Napa

As some readers know, I’ve only recently been able to dedicate more time to writing here on Vinography after a

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/25/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/18/21

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Vinography Images: The Trials of Blending

A quiet moment of contemplation during a blending session at Brand winery on Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley. Blending trials

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Striving for Perfection and Finding Truth: Tasting 20 Years of Vérité

The year was 1995. Jess Jackson and his wife Barbara Banke were riding high on the wave of success that

Vaccinating Wine Country

A palpable sense of relief has descended upon northern California wine country. On Wednesday 7 April the counties of Napa,

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/18/21

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