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How I Came to Love Italian Wine

By: Jackie Townsend American children don’t grow up with wine as an inherent part of meals as Italian children do. We drink milk, and while wine might be at our tables, lumped in with beer or liquor, we inherit almost a fear ...
 
 
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Winemaking Mommas From the Heart of California

Making a barrel of fine wine is much like raising good kids. In the beginning, before birth and budbreak, you provide the water and nutrition that the next generation needs. Then you take what nature gives you, be that infants ...

 
 
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Kevin Sass’ Sassy Q&A

Kevin joined Halter Ranch in 2011 after 11 years with Justin Winery where he quickly moved from intern to Winemaker. During this time he worked closely with many neighboring vineyards including Halter Ranch. Sass is a Southern ...
 
 
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Napa Firefighter Jumps Into Wine

What do winemaking and firefighting have in common? “Not a darn thing,” admits Dan D’Angelo cheerfully. But that hasn’t stopped this Napa firefighter from starting a second career in the wine industry. Seven years ago D...

 
 
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Mike Grgich Still Savors Win that Shocked Winemaking World

By: Russ Parsons Mike Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay helped turn the wine world on its head by winning the famed Judgment of Paris, in which a panel of predominantly French wine judges did the unthinkable by s...
 
 
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Celebrating Earth Day With Wine

Activist Wendell Berry once said, “The earth is what we all have in common.” This Earth Day, we celebrate those in the wine industry who have not only embraced Berry’s comment but have structured their brand around this k...

 
 
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Loving Malbec by the Region

Malbec. The inky grape with robust tannins has certainly made its mark in the wine world. Specifically in Mendoza, Argentina where Malbec has taken reign as one of their leading varietals. But there are many more places than ju...
 
 
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Seeing Red in Australia’s Vineyards

Australia is blessed with abundant sunshine and whatever red grape variety makes your heart flutter, it’s sure to be a part of the outback countryside where it receives everything it needs. The world’s classic premium r...

 
 
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It’s All in the Name for Rebekah Wineburg

With a name like Wineburg, it might seem like fate that Rebekah Wineburg would become a winemaker. “I was born to do it,” she said only half-jokingly. “The more I get into winemaking, the more I love it.” Wineburg joine...
 
 
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Green at Heart, Sabatino Di Properzio’s Love for Montepulciano

Nestled in Southern Italy between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea lies Abruzzo, Italy. Abruzzo is considered a part of the “green heart” of Italy which includes the infamous tourist spot Tuscany where Chianti re...