Archive for the Tag 'Napa'

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Defining terroir, it’s a science not a myth

Paul Skinner is brilliant man. Many are happy to attest to that. I only write this about him, because I recently found myself defending his brilliance to someone who just didn’t want to believe what I had come to know… about the AVA’s climate, and who Paul Skinner is in this business.

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]

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Napa Valley Royalty for your Sweetheart from Wilfred Wong

Tweet Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]

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Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur

Tweet What makes a great one? People like Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur, is an example of why we adore the chefs whose foods deliver both sustenance and comfort. Add a great wine list to the restaurant’s mix and there’s nowhere else to go, when sustenance and comfort are what we crave outside of our […]

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The best wine and food books for 2013

Tweet The best wine and food books for 2013 is a recounting of books I’ve read over the year. I enjoy recommending what I think would enrich and enlighten your life, only because that’s what they’ve done for me. I’m going to guide you toward what would work for whom, too, in the process with […]

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Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

Tweet Today’s Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong marks the first wine blog entry by my friend and colleague Wilfred Wong, who is the Cellar Master at BevMo! Wilfred’s palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their […]

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Winemakers worst handicap and those who detest it

Tweet Ah… Winemakers Being a champion of the underdog has always been a calling. It stems from being one myself, and it was Life Lesson # 2. Life Lesson # 1 comes at the age of two, when we don’t get our own way. We can either get over it and learn that that behavior […]

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel in Our Modern Era, by Dave Pramuk

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]

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An indispensible resource for wine media

Tweet AmericanWineryGuide.com’s Website is an indispensable resource for wine media, as well as wine lovers. As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery […]

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What are the Currrent Issues In Vineyard Health + Head’s up if you’re into viticulturist, U.C. Davis has a course for you

Tweet As part of a wine sales and marketing degree program at Santa Rosa Junior College, I took a viticulture class. I love the earth, and have been organic gardening since I left home in the 1960s. I’ve had a whole chapter of successfully propagating African violets, and I’ve continued to have organic vegetable gardens… I’m […]