Monthly Archives: August 2011

Remember Al Stewart? He’s No. 9 on Our List

If you know of him at all, you probably know Al Stewart for his 1976 hit single, “Year of the Cat.” Stewart would have a few minor hits after that, including “Time Passages” and “Song on the Radio.” But as the years passed and radio changed, Stewa…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Same Issue, Different Tree

It’s déj vu all over again. Only the trees are different. Back in 1996, Sonoma County-based wine giant Kendall-Jackson secured the permits needed to remove 843 venerable oak trees from property it had purchased in Santa Barbara County. The re…

Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Countdown Begins…With a Tie

As promised, today we begin our unofficial, unscientific, completely subjective countdown of the Top 10 Wine Songs of All-Time. Over the next few weeks, we’ll weave our countdown in and around our regular Vinesse Today blog posts—so, in addition t…

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Here’s to the First Couple That Never Was

Lowell George, one of the founding members of the group Little Feat, wrote a lot of songs that have been covered by a lot of people. Among them was perhaps the ultimate rollin’-down-the-highway song (yes, even more epic than the Doobie Brothers’ “…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log
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