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Doing Things the Right Way Is Good for Everyone

In yesterday’s blog, we initiated a round of applause for winners of the first California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, which were announced and presented recently at the University of California at Davis. The first Leader Award went to

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All Month, NVV Shines Spotlight on ‘Green’ Vintners

We’re finishing up a month devoted to Mother Earth and making this a better place for all of us to live. I’m proud to be part of an industry that takes environmental issues and sustainability seriously. Sure, a skeptic could

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Taking a Day to Explore Long Island’s North Fork

Imagine making a vacation out of planning a vacation. That’s exactly what will be happening on Saturday, June 6, when the 2nd annual Spring House & Farm Tour takes place on the North Fork of Long Island. The first event

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The Ultimate Wine and Music Experience

A very cool place to enjoy an outdoor concert is The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. It’s sort of like Ravinia, north of Chicago, or L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl — only with a much sharper focus on food and wine before

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Sonoma Museum Project: The Wine Barrel as Art

It never ceases to amaze me how wine impacts so many people in so many ways. I also am heartened by how giving the wine community is, and how it supports both charitable and community causes. With that mind, I’d

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Wine Miscellany… by the Numbers

“When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.” That was an observation of W.E.B. Du Bois, a Harvard graduate, history

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Your Wine Guide to the NCAA Title Game

If you are a fan of college basketball, I don’t need to tell you that tonight at 9 o’clock Eastern (6 o’clock, Sonoma County), the Blue Devils of Duke University will take on the Badgers of Wisconsin for the 2015

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A Wine Dinner in a Most Unexpected Place

Most people who visit Reno go for the gambling. Some describe northern Nevada’s gaming mecca as “the way Las Vegas used to be.” The downtown area is home to three mega-resorts that are connected by an interior walkway: Eldorado, Silver

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Wine Cruises Along the Beautiful Danube

In yesterday’s blog, we told you about two wine-themed cruises in France. Today, we shift gears (or should that be rudders?) and explore a pair of Avalon Waterways excursions on the gorgeous Danube River… The Legendary Danube Wine River Cruise

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Cruising Europe in Search of Wine

Viking River Cruises, Emerald Waterways and Uniworld are among the cruise lines offering wine-themed river cruises, and all are worth checking out if you’d like to experience European wine regions at a nice, slow, casual pace. Yet another option is

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