Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Important Role Beer Plays in a Winegrape Harvest

California’s annual winegrape harvest typically extends well into October for certain late-ripening varietals. This year, however, it’s looking like the harvest season, which kicked off earlier than usual in August, likely also will be over much sooner than usual. One

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The ‘Dawn of a Beautiful Vintage’ in Bordeaux

Those of us who have been in the wine industry for a while and “courted” by the wine estates of Bordeaux are amused by the seemingly annual claims about “vintage of the century” potential.” Simply by definition, every year can’t

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The Intersecting Languages of Wine and Coffee

At first glance, I thought it was another wine-related email — one of at least 50 I receive on any given weekday. (The flow slows a little on the weekends, allowing for the flow of a little more wine at

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Posted in Editor's Journal

The Best Wines for Citrus-Infused Fare

Wine is made from fruit, and unless its flavors are completely obliterated by oak nuances, it tastes, at least in part, like fruit. This seemingly obvious observation is very important to remember when pairing wine with food. “Not surprisingly,” writes

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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