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Close Out Deal of the Week: Martian Ranch and Vineyards Case Sale - $90/Case
They're Some of the best deals come from case close-out sales. How can that be? Wineries just want to clear it all out. Martian Ranch, a favorite of mine, making what you might call "naturalisa" wines, is offering Grenache Blanc (2012 and 2013) along with a...
Some of the best deals come from case close-out sales. How can that be? Wineries just want to clear it all out. Martian Ranch & Vineyards, a favorite of mine, making what you might call "naturalista" wines from ce...
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Rhone Rangers Swarm Oakland: That Saturday Tasting
The North Coast Rhone Rangers event took place Saturday at Campovida's spacious tasting room in Oakland, and there was a very good turnout, with hundreds of people attending. More than 15 wineries poured Syrah, Grenache and all other manner of southern Fran...
The North Coast Rhone Rangers event took place Saturday at Campovida's spacious tasting room in Oakland, and there was a very good turnout, with hundreds of people attending. More than 15 wineries poured Syrah, Grenache and a...
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Biodynamic Wine Seminar with Adriano Zago Aug. 5-6 at Montinore Estate
Italian Biodynamic wine expert Adriano Zago will be teaching a two days of classes in Biodynamics at Montinore Estate, located in Forest Grove, Oregon in the Willamette Valley. The Friday class, aimed at a slightly more technical audience will cover many as...
Italian Biodynamic wine expert Adriano Zago will be teaching a two days of classes in Biodynamics at Montinore Estate, located in Forest Grove, Oregon in the Willamette Valley. The Friday class, aimed at a slightly more tec...
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New Scientific Study Shows Vineyards Adversely Affect Soil Biology
When you plant a vineyard, you look for the right kind of soils. But then, in planting and cultivating that land, you change the microbial life of that soil. So says a new study from University of British Columbia soil scientist Miranda Hart published in Ap...
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Organic and Biodynamic Viticultural Expert Appointed to Superintendent at Hopland UCCE Station
In 1994, the Fetzer family in Mendocino hired a young plant pathologist just out of grad school to convert their 170+ acres of organic vineyards to Biodynamic certification. Dave Koball, a U.C. Davis grad with a master's degree in plant pathology from Corne...
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Organic and Biodynamic Viticultural Expert Appointed to #2 Spot at Hopland UCCE Station
In 1994, the Fetzer family hired a vineyard manager just out of grad school to convert their 170+ acres of organic vineyards to Biodynamic certification. Dave Koball, a U.C. Davis grad with a master's degree in plant pathology from Cornell University, took ...
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Close Out Deal of the Week: Martian Ranch and Vineyards Case Sale - $90/Case
Some of the best deals come from case close-out sales. How can that be? Wineries just want to clear it all out. Martian Ranch & Vineyards, a favorite of mine, making what you might call "naturalista" wines from certified Biodynamic vines, is one sale you mi...
Some of the best deals come from case close-out sales. How can that be? Wineries just want to clear it all out. Martian Ranch & Vineyards, a favorite of mine, making what you might call "naturalista" wines from ce...
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VIDEO: Wine Tasting with a Sense of Humor
A breath of fresh air on "How to Taste Wine", courtesy of Full Pull wine shop in Seattle:  
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California State Fair Winners
The California State Fair wine competition announced the winners of its 2016 wine competition earlier this week. More than 2,800 wines were submitted from 750+ California wineries. A total of 55 judges tasted the wines (with the help of 170 volunteers), awa...
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This Saturday: Oakland's Second Annual Oakland Wine Festival
Bay Area Wine Lovers: no need to drive to Napa and Sonoma this weekend. Dozens of the North Coast's best wineries are coming to Oakland where they'll be pouring at the Oakland Wine Festival . Organized by Melody Fuller, the festival is now in its second yea...
Bay Area Wine Lovers: no need to drive to Napa and Sonoma this weekend. Dozens of the North Coast's best wineries are coming to Oakland where they'll be pouring at the Oakland Wine Festival. Organized by Melody Fuller, the fe...
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Soil Not Oil Conference: Aug. 5-6 in Richmond
The second annual Soil Not Oil conference takes place Aug. 5-6 in Richmond bringing together food, climate and ag activists from around the world. The overarching goal is to reduce reliance on chemical, fossil fueled monocultures and increase sustainable fa...
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Virginia Creeper Leafhopper: Fairyfly to the Rescue
How do you get rid of an invasive leafhopper that destroys acres of vineyards? In Hopland yesterday, growers in Mendo, Lake and other counties met to hear the latest recommendations from U.C.'s Cooperative Extension researchers studying and learning best ho...
How do you get rid of an invasive leafhopper that destroys acres of vineyards? In Hopland yesterday, growers in Mendo, Lake and other counties met to hear the latest recommendations from U.C.'s Cooperative Extension researche...
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Great but it's not organic ingredients - alas. So I won't be returning soon. Note to management - could you at least provide ONE organic salad option?
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