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California’s Meaningless Appellations

Californiaʼs well-known wine regions will never reach the pinnacle of international quality until real appellation control rules are made. In Europe, in theory, appellation rules protect quality and tradition. They…

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First Loser

Another peculiar part of the American identity is always wanting to be first. In our professional sports leagues we don’t give respect to the runner-up, we venerate the champion. It’s…

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Our Era of Wine

We’re living in an era of wine production that has moved far from the origin of grape wine. In the last several weeks three new products have come to light:…

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SIP (Sulfite Is Poison)

Any discussion, conversation, argument or no-holds-barred fight on the topic of “natural” wines has to start with the two winemaking practices most often used to define such wine: using natural/field-born…

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Recycling, Reusing and Sustainability

Hmmm, it’s been quite some time since I wrote about recycling and sustainability! In fact it was over 7 years ago since I last wrote anything about it! See these…