Blog Profile / Vinography


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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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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

Vinography Images: A Brief Oasis

A Brief Oasis HEALDSBURG, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Spring arrives early in Northern California's Wine Country with warm temperatures in Healdsburg, California. This past winter was the driest in history, prompting the Governor of California...Show More Summary

Going Dry In California

On 1 April, while the rest of the country was engaged in harmless pranks, California's governor Jerry Brown was getting serious. Reports were coming in from government agencies that the Sierra Mountains snow pack, the source for most...Show More Summary

Off to Taste Champagne!

i've been lucky enough to spend some of my time writing about wine for the past 11 years. In the course of this secondary career of sorts, I've traveled to almost every continent to visit wine regions all over the globe. Of course, there are still a bunch of major wine regions I have not been to. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 5, 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: The Color of Spring

The Color of Spring NAPA VALLEY, CA: Wild mustard and a Carneros Pinot Noir vineyard frame a lake of blue sky in the Spring. Water has become the topic of the year for many wine growers in California in the midst of one of the most severe...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 29, 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: Waves of Vines

Waves of Vines NAPA VALLEY, CA: Rolling pinot noir vineyards in the Carneros AVA near Napa, California. vineyards all over the state are bursting with life, many weeks earlier than normal. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking...Show More Summary

Tempranillo (and Gang) TAPAS Tasting: April 26, San Francisco

Given the similarities between the climates in Northern California and some parts of Spain and Portugal, one has to wonder why there aren't more Spanish and Portuguese grape varieties planted in California. The same might be said about Italian grape varieties, but they dwarf the plantings of Spanish grapes in California. Show More Summary

A Man, An Island, and a Bottle of Grüner: The Wines of Rudi Pichler

"I am not a modern winemaker," says Rudi Pichler, as we walk through his compact, and yes, very modern winery in the little village of Wosendorf within view of the Wachau river in Austria. What little hair he has left on his head isShow More Summary

Vinography a Finalist in the 2015 Saveur Blog Awards

I'm quite pleased to announce that Vinography is a finalist in the 2015 Saveur Magazine Blog Awards in the category of Wine Coverage. My competition for this year's award could just as easily be the guest list for my next dinner party. Show More Summary

The Changing Love of Pinot Noir?

To properly frame the sort of revelation that follows, you need to understand a few things. The first is that I am deeply fortunate to be able to attend a number of fancy wine events each year. These events are one to three-day epics of tasting and eating that consumers pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars to go attend. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Patchwork

Patchwork SANTA ROSA, CA: A patchwork of Kunde Estate vineyards covers the hillside above Sonoma Valley, as viewed above Highway 12 near Santa Rosa, California. Known primarily for red grapes, this warm microclimate is gaining notoriety...Show More Summary

California Wine Country Macabre

Holy moly. WTF, Wine Country? Something is seriously wrong. Anyone have a biodynamic calendar handy to see if we've just all had a long string of root days? Or maybe the arsenic is causing mental imbalance.... First we heard of the horrific...Show More Summary

The Latitudes and Longitudes of Pinot Noir

Every year, just as Winter, or what passes for winter in southern California, begins to turn the corner towards Spring, lovers of Pinot Noir gather on the cliffs of Santa Barbara for a celebration of the grape they love. The World of Pinot Noir offers three days of immersion into everything Pinot in the bucolic setting of Bacara Resort. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 15th, 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

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