Tag: California

California 2020: A Lawyer’s Vintage

The 2020 vintage was, quite simply, a disaster for California wine. But until recently, quantifying just how badly the fires affected

The Soul of Refinement: Recent & Upcoming Releases from Corison Winery, Napa

There most definitely was a time, not so long ago, when you couldn’t begin an article about one of Napa’s

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/8/21

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.

Tasting California’s Ancient Vines: Lodi’s Heritage Vineyards

“Pssssst. Hey, buddy.” The sound came from just ahead me and to the left. At first I didn’t think it

California Runs Dry

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

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/14/21

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

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/31/21

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

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Smoke Taint Looms Large in CA

It has now been six weeks since the successful containment of the Glass Fire, a 67,484-acre (27,310-ha) blaze that burned in both

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Vinography Images: Zig Zag Zang

Zig Zag ZangSANTA YNEZ, CA : The Vogelzang Vineyards along Happy Canyon Road, green with the new growth of spring,

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

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

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/30/20

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

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The Reincarnation of Pinot Noir: Adam Lee’s Clarice Project

If you went looking for a poster child, rags-to-riches wine success story in California, you’d be hard-pressed to find a

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/17/20

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

Desperate Times, Desperate Wine Measures?

We’re all going a little stir crazy here locked in our homes with just our wine collections and irritating loved

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/26/20

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

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker David Ramey

Episode 468 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features winemaker David Ramey, founder and co-owner of

I’ll Drink to That: Winegrower Joe Rochioli, Jr.

Episode 466 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Joe Rochioli, Jr. of J. Rochioli Vineyards

I’ll Drink to That: Winegrower David Hirsch

Episode 462 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features David Hirsch, the owner of Hirsch Vineyards

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Joel Peterson

Episode 460 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Joel Peterson, Founder and Winemaker at Ravenswood