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The Changing Love of Pinot Noir?

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

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

Vinography Images: The Rockpile

The Rockpile HEALDSBURG, CA: Fall colors decorate Sonoma County's Rockpile AVA near Healdsburg, California. This higher elevation growing area is known for its shallow oxidized soils that produce brilliant Zinfandels and other big red...Show More Summary

Do You Need to Worry About Arsenic in Your Wine?

It's all over the wine news channels, and will soon be in much wider distribution, as these stories spread like wildfire thanks to sensational headlines. CBS News reported today that an organization called BeverageGrades tested thousands...Show More Summary

At What Price, To Kalon?

In the annals of California viticulture, few named vineyards can approach To Kalon in either historical significance or popular acclaim. To Kalon has long been known for producing phenomenal wines, but increasingly it has also become...Show More Summary

Rhone Rangers Tasting: March 28, Richmond, CA

Spring is in the air here in San Francisco. The plum and some cherry blossoms have already burst forth, those with allergies are suffering a bit, and we've got sunshine into the dinner hour thanks to the magic of daylight savings time. Spring...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Happy Tree

Happy Tree SANTA YNEZ, CA: A hillside grape vineyard and lone tree at Star Lane Vineyard & Winery estate, located in the Happy Valley wine appellation catches the sun. Because of its close proximity to Southern California and Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Wine and Beauty Explained

The more I drink the more beautiful you look, or so the saying goes. But according to new research, the more I drink the more beautiful I look, too. Researchers in the UK have recently completed a study linking consumption of alcohol to perceived attractiveness. Show More Summary

San Francisco's "Lost" Sommeliers

Just days after he announced his departure as full time wine Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and his intent to move from San Francisco for New York, Jon Bonné penned an article on Sunday suggesting that San Francisco's wine scene...Show More Summary

Finding Pirate Treasure With a Corkscrew

Ah, the lure of Pirate Treasure. Who doesn't enjoy the thrill of the search for a shipwreck? Growing up, the few times I got the opportunity to watch Jacques Cousteau search the ocean bottom found me wide-eyed with giddy delight. AsShow More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 1, 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 of bottles included a very nice Torrontes from Mendoza, Argentina that I might delight even the most jaded palate. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Sonoma Spring

Sonoma Spring KENWOOD, CA: Colorful California poppies are planted between the grapevine rows at Kunde Family Estate in Kenwood, California. Unseasonably warm weather is promising yet another early vintage around Northern California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download...Show More Summary

Siduri Wines: Rewarding the Search for Flavor

About a month ago, after twenty years in business, and arguably at the peak of their business, Adam and Diana Lee sold Siduri Wines, and their sister project Novy Family Winery to Jackson Family Wines for an undisclosed sum. Siduri began...Show More Summary

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

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