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Wine Habits of the Presidents

We have a new President, one who does not drink alcohol. Never has. That makes him unusual among U.S. Commanders-in-Chief. Here’s a brief look at the wine habits and preferences of some of his predecessors… It’s fairly well known that

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The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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Margrit Biever Mondavi: The Passing of a Napa Valley Legend

I had planned to devote today’s blog to the harvest in Austria — a place with which Michelle and I fell in love during our all-too-short visit in late 2014 — but the passing of Margrit Biever Mondavi will push

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Marking Another 50th Anniversary in Napa Valley

In Wednesday’s blog, we shared some memories of Robert Mondavi Winery on the occasion of that Napa Valley estate’s 50th anniversary. The late founder of that winery, as we know, made countless important contributions to the California wine industry. But

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