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Flying around San Francisco Bay and Sonoma wine country outside in a biplane with Jr - it's crazy.

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/11/29/biplane-ride-over-san-francisco-bay-and-sonoma/

For our holiday gift this year, Jr and I decided that instead of buying each other stuff we’d do something really cool together. So, I called up Captain Bob at Coastal Air Tours and arranged …
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After three years of consideration, the TTB has approved expansion of the Sta Rita Hills. Read more about the controversial move in this free-for-all article
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Curious to taste some of the best Pinot noir of Australia? Here's a look...

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/07/28/enjoying-australian-pinot/
Australian Pinot Mac Forbes Several years ago a trip to Victoria, Australia renewed my faith in Pinot noir. I’d gotten lost in a sea of overly squishy, indistinct wines while doing mass tasti…
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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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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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¡Salud! services raised record funds this year to provide mobile healthcare to vineyard workers and their families. It is the only comprehensive healthcare program for migrant vineyard workers of its size I have seen in the country. The annual fundraiser auction occurred the weekend after the national election this year even as portions of Portland were shut down by protests outside. Here's my write up on JancisRobinson.com [there is a paywall].

This year marks the 25th anniversary of ¡Salud!, an Oregon programme that provides vital healthcare services to seasonal vineyard workers and their families (see Alder's recent column on Winegrowing in the wake of Trump about this vital aspect of American wine… This article is for members only.
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A deep dive into the Arizona food and wine scene over ten days and a lot of photos

http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2016/11/21/arizona-wine-food/

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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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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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Alice Feiring's new book, For the Love of Wine
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