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Alder Yarrow
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My thoughts on Japan and wine for Jancis Robinson subscribers - mostly in response to this article (http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/a201403203.html) which anyone can read.
An American Perspective on (the Wine Scene in) Japan. Two weeks ago I had occasion to return to Japan, a place where I left a small piece of my heart in 2001, when I ended my nearly two-year stay in Tokyo. My tenure in Japan...
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This is a different take that is a bit more to the point: http://thesoulofjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/07/letters-from-right-hopeless-romantics.html?m=1
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Early riser, Andy Katz, shows us a wine country sunrise.
Vinography Images: Rising Light. Rising Light Sunrise approaches over California wine country. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting
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My thoughts and tasting notes on the 2011 Burgundy vintage, as seen through the lens of the La Paulee de San Francisco grand tasting.
The Beauty of 2011 Burgundy: Highlights from La Paulee de San Francisco. I don't drink nearly enough Burgundy. But that's not saying much. Most wine lovers without trust funds or best-friend-sommeliers might complain of the ...
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Stunning image of an ivy-covered wine cellar.
Vinography Images: Autumn Cellar. Autumn Cellar Vines of ivy turn ruby red in the autumn on the outside of a wine cave. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting
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What color (wine) state do you live in?
Are You a Red, Pink or a Purple Wine Stater?. Forget red states and blue states. Let's talk about wine states. They come in shades of pink and purple, according to a new map published by Business Insider based on a recent stu...
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My reviews (and photos) of the current releases from one of CNDPs top producers.
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Current Releases. The transitive property of wine at work. For many, the stony plateau of La Crau defines Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the highest point of the appellation, with a st...
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Stella Fong reviews the Scratch and Sniff wine book by Master Sommelier Richard Betts.
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Time for you to drink off the beaten path.  This may be the most interesting wine tasting event in California.
Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 8, San Francisco. There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover's life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can only drink so much Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noi...
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Andy Katz shows us a sea of vineyards and clouds.
Vinography Images: Vines and Sky. Vines and Sky Rows of sprawling vines find an echo in the puffy clouds above the Russian River Valley, in Sonoma County, Californa. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the...
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CEO at HYDRANT, wine writer at Vinography
Employment
  • Vinography.Com
    Founder and Editor, 2004 - present
  • HYDRANT
    Founder and Principal, 2005 - present
  • Sapient
    Director of User Experience, 1999 - 2003
  • Adjacency Brand New Media
    Director of Information Architecture, 1998 - 1999
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Aspen, CO - Tokyo, Japan - Palo Alto, CA
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Wine blogger by night, CEO by day.
Introduction
Since January of 2004, Alder Yarrow has been publishing Vinography.Com, where he writes daily about wines, the wine world, and good restaurants around the globe. San Francisco Magazine calls Alder "the wine world's brightest cyberstar" and Vinography is considered to be one of the world's leading wine blogs.

Started as a personal project to keep track of Alder’s notes about food and wine, Vinography has grown a large and devoted international readership. The blog was most recently awarded the trophy for Best Wine Blog as part of the 2008 American Wine Blog Awards.

Vinography concentrates on sharing the stories, the people, and the passion behind wine from a decidedly down-to-earth perspective, often exploring the quirky or controversial aspects of wine.
Education
  • Stanford University
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