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Duckhorn Purchases the Vineyard It Made Famous

This blog should perhaps be archived under “Vineyards of Distinction,” rather than “Wineries of Distinction.” But the vineyard and the winery have been intertwined for decades — and, now, their relationship has become even closer. In May, Duckhorn Wine Company

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My ‘Epiphany Wine’: Duckhorn’s ‘Three Palms’ Merlot

I have told the story before, but it’s worth telling again — especially because today’s Cyber Circle offering focuses on the wine variety involved: Merlot. Return with me now to my clueless twenties. Newly divorced and raising my daughter alone,

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A Decade After ‘Sideways,’ Merlot Survives and Thrives

“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any (bleeping) Merlot!” When movie-goers heard Paul Giamatti’s Miles make that proclamation in the movie “Sideways,” and in another scene heard him wax poetic about Pinot Noir, it changed the

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5 Tips for Pacing Yourself When Visiting a Tasting Room

The first time I visited “wine country,” I knew nothing about wine. Nor did I know anything about visiting a winery tasting room. I was a reporter covering a different industry entirely, and I was on a junket with about

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