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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of February 22, 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 trove...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Frost and Fog

Frost and Fog HOPLAND, CA: Frost and fog envelope Mendocino County's Bonterra Vineyards in the middle of winter. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

The Glory of 2013 Napa Cabernet: Tasting Premiere Napa Valley

Each year, the Napa Valley Vintners Association pulls out all the stops to host its annual fundraising event known as Premiere Napa Valley. Not to be confused with its star-studded charity auction in the spring (known as Auction Napa Valley), Premiere Napa Valley is a more focused event. Show More Summary

A Dose of Claret: Visiting With 2010 Bordeaux

I have two confessions to make, the first slightly more gauche (among wine lovers) than the last. Here goes. I don't have much interest in Bordeaux. While I've not yet tasted all the greats (I have yet to run into an open bottle of Petrus...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Cool, Cool River

The Cool, Cool River HEALDSBURG, CA: Spring arrives early in Northern California's Wine Country with warm temperatures bringing the vineyards to life in March, 2014, in Healdsburg, California. With little winter rain and warming temperatures,...Show More Summary

Come Drink With Me in Santa Barbara: March 8, Les Marchands

There are cool wine stores. There are amazing wine bars. And then there is Les Marchands, the epitome of both and the epicenter of everything good about wine in Santa Barbara. Since I'll be in town for the World of Pinot Noir event,Show More Summary

Imported Bulk Threatens 60k Acres of California Vines

In the early 1990s, while working in what was essentially the research and development arm of Silicon Valley Bank, Rob McMillan began looking into industries that were historically 'under-banked' and might represent an opportunity for...Show More Summary

An Apogee of Red: Drinking with the Douro Boys

You could call them the First Growths of Portugal, but they call themselves The Douro Boys -- the scions of five great winemaking families in Portugal and the proprietors of the most famous wine estates in the Douro Valley. Together,...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Fog & Mustard

Fog & Mustard RUTHERFORD, CA: The vineyard mustard and fog set a chilly winter scene along the Silverado Trail in February near Rutherford, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Come Chat with Me at the Wine Book Festival: Feb 20, St. Helena

If I had some extra time in my day, I'd probably spend it doing all the things that are on my "get around to it" list. But then if I had some extra extra time in the day, I'd spend it reading books. And many of the books in the pile of "to read" these days are wine books. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of February 2, 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 bevy of bottles brought some wonderful nostalgia to my dining room table in the form of some wines from Turkey. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Sonoma Coast Sunrise

Sonoma Coast Sunrise FORT ROSS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Fall arrives at Flowers Vineyard & Winery, located in the Fort Ross-Seaview wine appellation, near Fort Ross, California. Located one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is the...Show More Summary

Reintroducing Photographer George Rose

It's that time of year. When I introduce my newest photography collaborator here on Vinography, who will bring you stunning wine related images every Friday for the next year. For some of you photographer George Rose needs no introduction. Show More Summary

In Pursuit of Balance 2015: New York, San Francisco, Houston, Japan!

There are public wine tasting events, and then there are public wine tasting events. Many consist of massive mob scenes where hundreds of wines get poured by hundreds of winemakers to thousands of attendees. There's nothing wrong with such events. Show More Summary

California Chardonnay According to David Ramey

"Some people say, 'Why shouldn't California Chardonnay be something else entirely, instead of like the whites of Burgundy' and there's no reason why it can't be," says winemaker David Ramey. "If you can reinvent the wheel, go ahead and do it. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Frostwatch

Frostwatch A jackrabbit bounds between rows of winter vines coated in frost on a particularly chilly morning in Sonoma's Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

World of Pinot Noir Festival 2015: March 6-7, Santa Barbara

Everyone's definition of idyllic varies, but for many people it doesn't get much better than standing on the cliffs above the Pacific ocean on a warm evening, watching the sun go down with a glass of Pinot Noir in hand. If that sortShow More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 18, 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 samples included a most unusual trio of ros├ęs. Show More Summary

In Conversation with the Intrepid Wino

In the era of social media, we often get to know people long before we meet them in person. Anyone highly active on Twitter, for instance, likely has dozens or even hundreds of people that they have gradually gotten to know in little 140 character chunks, sometimes over years. That's the way I encountered James Scarcebrook for the first time. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life Water drips from a healthy grape leaf after a wet night in Sonoma County. While early season rains gave farmers some hope for a wet winter, rainfall remains disastrously low throughout drought-stricken California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download...Show More Summary

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