Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cuvaison’s Commitment to the Environment Shines Through in the Bottle

Among the first Chardonnays I tasted and really liked was one made by Cuvaison, a winery located in the far southern sector of the Napa Valley in the cool-climate Carneros district. I honestly don’t recall the vintage, but it more

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Posted in Wine and the Environment

Taste (Bleepin’) Merlot on the 10th Anniversary of ‘Sideways’

Hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since the movie Sideways turned the wine industry on its ear, briefly derailing sales of Merlot and provoking widespread planting of Pinot Noir vines. As fans of the movie will recall,

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‘Ratatouille’ Revisited: Should Wine Bottles Depict Cartoon Characters?

In the world of advertising, imagery can be a powerful tool. Just take a look at the photo that accompanies this story from the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, and you’ll see what I mean. If you’re even just a casual

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Sips and Swirls Between the Songs: Where to Find Great Wine Near This Year’s Biggest Music Festivals

Rare is the wine festival that does not include some sort of music. The type of music doesn’t seem to matter; the wine-drinking experience just seems to be enhanced by melodic sounds. We’re now deep into America’s music festival season,

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