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URL :http://www.vinography.com/
Filed Under:Food & Drink / Wine
Posts on Regator:1552
Posts / Week:4.4
Archived Since:February 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

16th Annual Pinot Fest: November 22, 2014

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

One of the longest running wine tasting events in San Francisco is also one of its best. While the city often plays host to really huge public tastings like ZAP, Family Winemakers, and PinotDays, some of the better tastings are more intimate and focused. Show More Summary

Hang out with the World's Top Wine Writers. For Free.

One of the great perks of having been at this wine writing thing for some time involves my association with the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, for which I am now a member of its board of advisors (just by way of a disclaimer in advance of the plug which follows). Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 19, 2014

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 dive...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Divine Droplets

Divine Droplets Dew beads on the down of a newly unfurled grape leaf in Sonoma County. 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

Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets

It sounds like the beginnings of a joke: how do you hook a wine writer? The answer, it turns out, at least in my case, involves offering to put on the most comprehensive tasting of Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet ever held. When the Santa...Show More Summary

US 2014 Vintage - Early, Fast, Eventful

It has become my habit each year to check in with winemakers across the United States as harvest concludes in order to get a sense of the vintage as a whole. Without fail, the assessments I receive from the far-flung winegrowing regions...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Big Shadow

Big Shadow A California Live Oak casts a big shadow in the morning sun near a vineyard in Sonoma County. 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 Explore The Essence of Wine with Me in Healdsburg: October 30th, 2014

Healdsburg is one of my favorite little wine country towns. Located at what I like to think of as the intersection of the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley wine growing regions, it's a great little retreatShow More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 5, 2014

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 brief...Show More Summary

Another Idiotic California Law Screws Wineries

Last week I wrote about the perverted horrors of Proposition 65, the law ostensibly created to protect Californians against toxic chemicals but which inadvertently makes most wineries vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits. The legislators...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Vineyard Reflections

Vineyard Reflections A young vineyard reflects in standing water following a rain storm in Sonoma County. 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

2014 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: October 21, San Francisco

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. The annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting is quite possibly my favorite big public wine tasting each year in San Francisco. Why? Because the quality of wines poured at this event is always second to none. Show More Summary

The Fake Tongue Illusion and Wine Tasting

The degree to which the mechanics of our own perception continue to be a mystery to us gives me no end of delight. Of course I equally enjoy the insights from our progress chipping away at this mystery, one experiment at a time. While...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Shaggy Companions

Shaggy Companions Old trees offer a modicum of shade to a vineyard in the summer heat. Moss laden oaks accompany many vineyards in Sonoma County. 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

Cool Beauty: Tasting the Wines of the Western Sonoma Coast

I'll admit it. I'm an acid freak. More than anything else in a wine, I'm looking for the juiciness that I get from well-balanced wines that lean towards the lower side of pH. There's nothing quite like that zip and crackle of a wineShow More Summary

2014 Pinot on the River Tasting: October 26, Healdsburg

Now is a wonderful, if slightly manic time to be wandering around wine country. Harvest is, for many, complete, and wines are bubbling and burbling their way through fermentations. It's the time of year that wine country really becomes wine country. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 21, 2014

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...Show More Summary

The Essence of Wine is Ready to Buy!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the official publishing and general availability of my book The Essence of Wine. It arrived at the warehouse a few days ago and is now available for purchase here on Vinography for $75 plus shipping...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Spring Carpet

Spring Carpet A carpet of green sits under vines after a wet winter in Sonoma County as the sun sets into the fog. 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

California Law and Wine: Ups and Downs

California is by most measures, the eighth largest economy in the world. And of the state's $2.05 Trillion domestic production, wine makes up more than $51 Billion, or about 2.5% of the economy. As we might expect, the California state legislature, therefore, pays some serious attention to the wine industry. Show More Summary

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