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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/7/21

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Barolo and Barbaresco: Highlights from Recent Vintages

It’s a bit hard to comprehend that a year ago I was in a throng of New Yorkers and Piedmontese

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/24/21

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Elevating Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area stands apart from all other California wine regions both literally and figuratively. As

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/20/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/13/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/6/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/29/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/8/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/18/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 10/4/20

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/9/20

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California’s Best Boutique Wines: Tasting Family Winemakers 2009

For those unfamiliar, Family Winemakers is a marketing association that represents family owned wineries throughout California. By virtue of its

The Best Pinot Noir in California?: Tasting Pinot Days 2009

The Pinot Days grand tasting event, which took place yesterday at Fort Mason in San Francisco, brings together one of

The Best Wine in Washington State: Notes from Taste Washington 2009

The first week of April I got the opportunity to do an “immersion” course in Washington State wine. No, this

The Best Cabernet In Napa: Tasting Premiere Napa Valley 2009

One of my favorite events each year involves the opportunity to sample some of the best wines that Napa produces

Eric Asimov and the Tyranny of the Tasting Note in American Wine Culture

As many of you know, I spent the last week as a speaker and attendee at the fifth annual Symposium

The Best Zinfandel in California: Tasting ZAP 2009

In this tough economic climate, people are spending less on the discretionary side of their budgets. If you had asked

The Best of Brunello: Tasting the Latest Wines from Montalcino

Anyone who doesn’t fall even just a little bit in love with Tuscany the first time they visit should probably