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2006 Harvest Oddities

It seems like they all are. After the intense early September heat of 2004 and the extreme cold of 2005, we’ve seen our share of

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Enough is too much

In the August 2006 edition of The Wine Spectator, we see once again the old armchair viticulturist refrain regarding crop yield that less is always

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God’s Country

California winemaking gives me the creeps.  And I’m not alone.  Everything winemakers do is completely dependent on hispanic labor.  Yet we treat these people like animals. You

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The Communality Paradox

This weekend Napa Valley hosted the 2006 Symposium of the Institute of Masters of Wine. One of the most stimulating speakers was a chap under

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