Tag: Napa

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California’s Latino-owned Wineries Mushroom

The first people to make wine in California were almost certainly Mexicans. In the latter half of the 18th century,

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Finding and Buying Napa’s Rarest Wines

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Napa’s so-called “cult” wines—expensive, limited-production wines that are only sold to mailing-list customers, some of whom

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/1/20

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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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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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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/20/20

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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

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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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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

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/12/20

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Want To Taste Wine? Sign This Waiver

As Wine Country re-opens throughout California and visitors return to tasting rooms once again, beyond mask-wearing employees and lots of

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Wine Country Reopens, Cautiously

I should probably come clean at the start. I broke the law to write this story. Here in northern California,

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/10/20

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Drought Problems? Just Have an Earthquake

Folks in Napa and its surrounding areas are still cleaning up after the earthquake that struck the region two weeks

50th Annual Napa Wine Library Tasting: August 19, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine.