Archive for the Tag 'San Francisco Bay'

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Things to do in wine country, non wine (sorta) related ~ Friday Fotos ~ Visit the Ocean

While visiting wine country, it’s worth it, regardless of the region you’re visiting, to save a day for the ocean. This is true for both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The Atlantic Ocean is tame, as compared to the Pacific, in the US. I say “in the US,” because while visiting Portugal, I realized how […]

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Suisun Valley’s Climate is Revealed Through a Study of Terra Spase

As I read writers stating that the climate of Suisun Valley is warmer than Napa’s, I’m reminded of the many hours I sat in on a study being conducted by Dr. Paul Skinner of Terra Spase and Vineyard Investigations, of Napa Valley. I was also there to read the final report, interpret it, write a […]

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Suisun Valley AVA Climate, Topography, and Wine Grape Characterization Study

In May of 2008, Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association hired Terra Spase of Napa, California, to begin the process of scientifically defining their terroir. Proprietor Paul Skinner and his staff immediately initiated the project, which was to inventory and assess the conditions of the available climatic and topographic data for the Suisun Valley AVA. Suisun […]