Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Sanfords Walk the “Green” Walk

The Sanford name is among the most famous in California’s Central Coast winegrowing region. Richard and Thekla Sanford have founded multiple successful winegrowing enterprises over the past 30 years, most famously the Sanford Winery. But in 2005, …

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Protecting “Wines of a Place”

The next time you’re in Thailand, you’ll be able to order a bottle of Napa Valley wine with confidence. That’s because Thailand has joined a slowly growing list of countries and regions that have granted “geographic indication” status to wines fro…

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The Art of the Label

I had a little spare time over the weekend—something that never happens—and I found myself leafing through various volumes in my wine library. I ended up spending a good two hours with “The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels,” compiled and…

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The Shape of Things to Come?

Champagne lovers ditched the coupe a long time ago. The coupe is a broad-bowled glass with a stem that you used to see at wedding receptions and on New Year’s Eve—typically when there were a lot of people celebrating a special occasion. Only it tu…

Posted in Wine in the Glass

Beach Boys Ticket Sales Delayed

On Monday, we told you about the legendary Beach Boys coming to Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle for a concert this summer. We also told you that tickets for the concert would go on sale Saturday (tomorrow). Well, that WAS the plan. But Chateau …

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New Zealand Embraces Sustainability

The United States isn’t the only winegrowing country that’s taking the protection of the environment seriously, as we detailed in yesterday’s blog here on Vinesse TODAY (see here). Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an industry initiative dire…

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“Going Organic” Just Got Easier

Dozens and dozens of winegrape growers and winemakers have embraced “organic winegrowing” over the past 30 years or so. That’s good for the world of wine, and it’s good for the world in general. But what does “organic winegrowing” really entail? F…

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Santa Cruz Winery Hosts “Jazz in the Cellars”

Bargetto Winery, perched in northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, is providing a great way to kick off weekends through the month of March. It’s a music series called Jazz in the Cellars, and it runs each Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. And here’s t…

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Beach Boys to Perform at Chateau Ste. Michelle

I’m not sure what my beverage of choice would have been the first time I heard the Beach Boys on the radio. Probably an Orange Crush or an A&W Root Beer. (I’m pretty sure the radio station would have been KHJ, the “Boss Radio” outlet in Los Angele…

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The Wine “Knockoff” Problem in China

It has happened in many industries in many countries, and now it is happening in China. “It” is counterfeiting, and there are two primary methods that thieves use to dupe an unsuspecting and, at this point, unsophisticated wine-drinking public. On…

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