Monthly Archives: November 2012

Petaluma: More Than an Affordable Lodging Option

Touring California’s North Coast wine country can be expensive. Napa Valley lodging, in particular, can put a big dent in one’s wine budget. But even the prices on the Sonoma County “side” can raise eyebrows, particularly during the busy summer mo…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Talbott: Setting the Standard on California’s Central Coast

“Too cold.” That was one of the comments Robb Talbott heard about his desire to plant a vineyard on a mountaintop in California’s Carmel Valley. “Too difficult to plant,” was another. “Too challenging to grow on.” The truth is that the site Talbot…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

New “Moon Mountain District” Proposed

American Viticultural Areas—or AVAs, for short—are the United States’ equivalent of France’s “appellations.” They are unique, geographically-defined plots of land. Some are quite small, covering just a few acres. Others are massive, such as the Te…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Smithsonian Discovers Wine (and Food)

How appropriate that just two days before Thanksgiving (one week ago today), a new exhibition devoted to food would open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The exhibition focuses on the last five decades o…

Posted in Wine Buzz
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