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yum. one of the most delicious tastings I've attended in the last year - 10 stand out wines from Australia, as selected by Mark Davidson for the MW Residential Seminar this past weekend

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/01/19/australian-wine-history-evolution-revolution/
The Masters of Wine Residential Seminar: Australia The Annual Masters of Wine Residential Seminar has been taking place this week in San Francisco. The residential seminar serves as the yearly in-p…
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My secret crush on Charlie Smith of Smith-Madrone (and a little drawing)...
Why I Love Smith-Madrone I have a horrible big crush on Charlie Smith (shown above). He and his brother, Stu (shown below), express pretty much all of the desirable aspects of masculinity a girl bo…
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The Shape of Sonoma Cabernet: a look inside the bottle via illustrations
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Curious about California's 2015 harvest? Geek out with news + insights from throughout the state. 

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/california-2015-early-small-and-distinctive
As I travelled across California this summer and autumn a few things proved consistent. Most vineyards – whether hillside or valley floor, North Coast, southern portions of the state or further inland – exhibited reduced yields via either smaller clusters, berry shatter or ...
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Varner and Neely Wines: A Search for Radiance
It's evening in March. We've just finished barrel-tasting 2011 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with Jim Varner. The conversation has focused on a calm but passionate exploration of the...
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Here's a look at services helping evacuees from the #ValleyFire  that hit Lake County, Napa Valley, and Sonoma County this weekend. More than 400 homes have been destroyed and thousands of people displaced. 

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The largest olive oil producing region in Italy, Puglia, has been hit with the same bacterium that causes Pierce's Disease in grapevines. It's the first time the bacterium has been found in Europe. The EU believes the situation threatens olive oil production throughout Europe. 
The Olive Sea of Salento We’re standing on a second floor patio near the town of Guagnano looking out over a sea of olive trees. Guagnano, in the north of the Salento peninsula of Italy’…
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As requested by several readers: 12 days of Pinot Meunier, both still + sparkling, in about 14 wines from 5 countries, gathered in one easy read. 
For Love of Pinot Meunier Last year I celebrated 12 Days of Christmas by enjoying a different 100% Pinot Meunier every day for 12 days. It was wonderful. Pinot Meunier is the grape that made me irr…
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I dig into the impact social media has had on the world of wine over on the Oxford University Press blog...

http://blog.oup.com/2015/11/wine-social-media/
Can Instagram really sell wine? The answer is, yes, though perhaps indirectly. In recent years the advent of social media, considered to be the second stage of the Internet’s evolution – the Web 2.0, has not only created an explosion of user-generated content but also the decline of expert run media. It’s a change that has led to the near demise of print media.
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A dig into viticulture in Bordeaux: the advantages of high density planting, the increase of Muscadelle clones, and the production of quality white wines. 
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Chateau de Fontenille, Entre Deux Mers, Bordeaux Stéphane Defraine owner-winemaker of Château de Fontenille Since 1989, Stéphane Defraine has led the Château de Fontenille in Bordeaux’s Entre…
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The resurgence of Willamette Valley Chardonnay. A increase in attention from producers has paired with an increase in quality and interest. 

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/willamette-valley-rediscovers-chardonnay
See also 44 tasting notes in Willamette Valley Chardonnays reviewed. While Chardonnay was established among the very first vines of Willamette Valley in the 1960s, it has spent most of the region's history relegated to underachiever… This article is for members only. MOST POPULAR Most popular ...
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Wine from the oldest still-producing shiraz vines in the world? Yes. Four vintages. Langmeil's The Freedom 1843 Barossa Shiraz (in drawing). 

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2015/08/27/langmeil-barossa-the-freedom-1843-shiraz-a-vertical-tasting/
Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Shiraz click on image to enlarge The world's oldest still-producing Shiraz vineyard, The Freedom 1843, grows in Barossa near the North Para River. Planted in 1843, with a ...
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