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Drinking Time Itself: The Champagnes of Anselme Selosse

The world's greatest winemakers almost always have something in common with their wines. This would be expected, of course, as one serves as the shepherd, if not the creator, of the other. But I'm not talking about the kind of physical resemblance that can sometimes humorously be observed between dogs and their owners. Show More Summary

The Great Prosecco Crisis of 2015

Have you noticed something strange recently? Look closely at all those Millennials you see around you in the bars and restaurants across America. They might seem like their normal, skinny-jean-wearing, ride-sharing, out-for-drinks-with-friends...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 17th, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's tasting included a bunch of completely knock-out wines. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Up in Flames

UP IN FLAMES HEALDSBURG, CA: Vineyard workers burn a pile of diseased and dead grapevines near Healdsburg, California. Replanting is a near constant activity in Northern California wine country. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking...Show More Summary

California's Other Seven Percent

Most major wine regions of the world have come to be dominated by a select few grape varieties. In Europe, of course, the appellation system itself ensures this kind of varietal particularity from region to region. France's most recent...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 10, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's tasting...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Spring Dreams

SPRING DREAMS HEALDSBURG, CA: Spring mustard flowers bask in the cool light following a rain shower in 2012. California wine country still dreams of such rains in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the state's history. INSTRUCTIONS: Download...Show More Summary

Tasting One Man's Experience: The Champagnes of Agrapart et Fil

"Lots of winemakers want to have an easy life," says a grizzled and clearly muscular Pascal Agrapart. "Not me. I want to go work in the vineyard and I'm not asking what time it is. If the sun is shining, I'm in the vineyard, it doesn't matter what day. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 4, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's tasting...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: A Shaggy Guardian

A Shaggy Guardian HEALDSBURG, CA: Beringer's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyard property in Sonoma County's Knights Valley lies under the protective shade of a California live oak tree, its branches laden with lichen. Knights Valley...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 26, 2015

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I'm pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week's tasting...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Above the Coast

Above The Coast JENNER, CA: Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery overlooks the Pacific Ocean on near Jenner, California. Located one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is the largest wine producer on California's North Coast and is visited by more than 7 million tourists each year. Show More Summary

2015 Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 6, San Francisco

There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover's life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can only drink so much Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. But finding one's way out of the multitudes...Show More Summary

Imagining a Better Future for the Soils of Champagne

In Champagne, like in many of the world's most famous wine regions, vineyard land has become egregiously expensive. According to winemakers I spoke with on my recent visit, one hectare (about 2.5 acres) now sells for more than 1.5 million euros. Show More Summary

A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement

Compared to normal still wine production, Champagne winemaking gets pretty complicated. Once you've made a still wine, you put it into a bottle with a mix of yeast and sugar and let it ferment for a second time (which provides the bubbles...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The World of the Leaf

The World of the Leaf RUTHERFORD, CA: A group of ladybugs gather on a Cabernet Sauvignon grape leaf behind Napa's famed Robert Mondavi Winery near Rutherford, California in the Napa Valley. Spring has again come early to Northern California...Show More Summary

Book Signing on May 9th, at Raymond Vineyards in Napa

Hello everyone, especially you there in Napa and surrounding environs. I'm coming to town to do a book signing on May 9th at Raymond Vineyards. For those of you who don't know Raymond, it is one of jewels in the portfolio of Jean-Charles...Show More Summary

Doorman: Changing My Wine Delivery Life

The points of intersection between my day job life in the world of Silicon Valley technology and design and my night job here in wine are few and far between. But every once in a while the two collide in a spectacularly useful fashion. As...Show More Summary

A Singular Expression: The Champagnes of Cédric Bouchard

When I first met the improbably youthful Cédric Bouchard six years ago on his first visit to the United States, he had already decided to break just about every rule he could in Champagne while still labeling his wines as such. "I hate bubbles," he said to me at that time. Show More Summary

Acid Freaks Unite: Highlights From the 2015 IPOB Tasting

Every year, I look forward to the In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) tasting in San Francisco. Started by Raj Parr and Jasmine Hirsch as a way to highlight a group of Pinot Noir producers in California that they felt were pioneering a more...Show More Summary

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