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Take a sip of Napa Valley's Coombsville appellation with 27 wines

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/coombsville-napas-southeastern-extremity
Coombsville just south east of the town of Napa (see this map) became an official appellation in 2011 and since then has received steadily increasing attention. Even so, this subzone of Napa Valley is still one of the sleepier, less developed parts of the valley. Being well…
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The Judgment of BC takes a look at how BC wines fare on the international stage by putting 12 BC wines up against 12 standard bearers from global regions. The 2nd annual tasting looked first at Pinot Noir and then Riesling. Here's a look at the results.

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/06/23/results-from-the-2nd-annual-judgment-of-bc/
The Judgment of BC This week I’ve been touring wine country of the Okanagan Valley with Jamie Goode and our trusty (and patient) tour pilot, Laura Kittmer. We’re hosted by the BC Wine I…
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Curious about wines of Sonoma's Michael Mara Vineyard? Here's a look.

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/04/12/chardonnay-of-the-michael-mara-vineyard/
Michael Mara Chardonnay from left: Jill and Steve Klein Matthiasson, Richard and Susan Idell, Birk O’Halloran, Abe Schoener, Chris Brockaway in the Michael Mara Vineyard, Sonoma, April 2016 L…
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Alice Feiring's new book, For the Love of Wine
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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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Curious about Napa history? Here's a look at the history of the Robert Mondavi Winery, its influence through the region, and its stylistic arc across 50 years of winemaking as seen through 24 vintages of the Cabernet Reserve. [paywall]

http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/mondavi-retrospective-a-napa-history-lesson
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The winemaking of Jeremy Weintraub: his work with Adelaida Cellars, Site Wines, and Seavey Vineyard
Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub Jeremy Weintraub in the midst of the Adelaida Cellars vineyards, July 2015 Last year I fell in love with the wines of Jeremy Weintraub. Though I’d enjoyed his wines…
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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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