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5 Reasons We Love Australian Wines

When I was first learning about wine during the early 1980s, the wines of Australia were just beginning to be noticed here in the United States. Through a lot of tasting and one memorable visit (how I survived driving on

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Clare Valley: A Hub of Quality Down Under Wines

One blog seems to be leading to another this week. On Monday, our blog on the Sonoma-Cutrer winery mentioned that its winemaker, Mick Schroeter, is a native of Australia and a devotee of legendary Aussie vintner Daryl Groom. On Tuesday,

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Balance: It’s Still the Key to Crafting Quality Wines

Yesterday’s blog on Sonoma-Cutrer and its head winemaker, Mick Schroeter, took me back to 1998 when I met Schroeter for the first time. I was the wine columnist for the Sonoma County Independent, and in April of that year, I

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Sonoma-Cutrer: Superstar of California Chardonnay

The first time I visited the Sonoma-Cutrer winery back in the late 1980s, the main impression I came away with had to do with the lawn. It was a gorgeous lawn. A green lawn. A manicured lawn. A big lawn.

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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