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Donate to the 2020 Wine Country Fire Relief Fund

Donate Now Wine country, and the people that live there are hurting. Badly. Covid-19 was a sucker punch to the

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/23/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

Wine on fire

Vinography Images: Wine on Fire

Wine on FireSANTA MARIA, CA: Dark afternoon smoke from the officially named Alamo Fire, burning in the nearby coastal mountains

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/16/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Landscape photo of vineyard

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

Portrait of Ken Zinns

The Unsung Urban Wine Hero

His name doesn’t appear on wine bottles. He is not a winery employee. He doesn’t even make his living in

Magazines

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/16/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

Robert Weil's vineyards

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/9/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

wine media conference speakers

Wine Writing in 2020: Where Do We Stand?

The pandemic has disrupted and ruined so many well-laid plans. One of mine was to attend the Wine Media Conference

Grapes in a hopper

Vinography Images: Juicy Beginnings

Juicy BeginningsLOMPOC, CA: Chardonnay grapes are dumped into a hopper during crush in the area affectionately known as the Lompoc

Red Wine

Explore The Spectrum of Napa Cabernet With Me, Sept 8th

UPDATE: This event was rescheduled from its earlier date and will now be held on September 8th at 10:00 AM

magazines stacked

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/9/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

Front page of Hungarian Winemakers Journal

Hungarian Wine Authorities Don’t Seem to Know Anything About Wine

The people in charge of Hungarian wine seem to believe that orange wine, pétillant naturel, natural wines, low-sulfur wines, and

Maxmin Grunhauser Herrenberg Kabinett Label

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/2/20

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Gibbous Noir Image

Vinography Images: Gibbous Noir

Gibbous NoirSANTA MARIA, CA: The gibbous moon rises over Pinot Noir vineyards at Bien Nacido near Santa Maria, California. Bien

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/2/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

Brauneberger Juffer Vineyard

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/26/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Happy Grapes

Vinography Images: Happy Grapes

Happy GrapesLOMPOC, CA: Pinot Noir grapes grow plump and ripe in a Sta. Rita Hills vineyard near Lompoc, California. The

Channeling Bob Ross

Channeling Bob Ross to Bring You “The Joy of Wine Tasting”

It’s been months since I’ve had a haircut, and not one to miss an opportunity, I thought I might as