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Winter Beckons, But Grapevines Still Need Attention

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” The great comedian, actor and banjo player, Steve Martin, made that observation. And what better time to cite it than on the “shortest day” of 2015? Winter solstice is the day

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Torii Mor: Wines True to the Land and the Climate

Perched high in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, Torii Mor Winery is a testament to the philosophy that premium quality, handcrafted Pinot Noir is best when it expresses individuality and the terroir from which it originates. Winemaker Jacques Tardy achieves

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It’s Not a Good Time to Be a Turkey

Historians have made solid cases that the “first Thanksgiving” meal involving the Pilgrims and Native Americans never happened. They say the story was concocted and included in history books to “create a sense of common heritage” for the children of

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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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