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America’s ‘Greenest’ Winegrowing Region

Mendocino County boasts the largest acreage of certified organic vineyards in the United States, with many dedicated farmers doing things the “old right way.” The history of organic grape growing in the county can be traced to the early Italian

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It Doesn’t Get Much Greener Than AVV and Mendocino County

The many “green” initiatives embraced by Alexander Valley Vineyards in Sonoma County, Calif., have been in use for more than three decades. Early on, the Wetzel family composted winery waste, practiced irrigation management and planted cover crops in the vineyards

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Wine Miscellany… by the Numbers

“When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.” That was an observation of W.E.B. Du Bois, a Harvard graduate, history

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The Green Efforts of 2 Northern California Wineries

You begin to realize just how big California’s North Coast wine country is when you use Google Maps to figure out how far it is from Napa Valley’s Markham Vineyards to Mendocino County’s Parducci Wine Cellars. Care to take a

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