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Clayhouse wineyards

An interview with Blake Kuhn, Clayhouse

This is the first interview in a series that will focus on the winemakers of Paso Robles, where I recently spent a weekend exploring. Paso, with a...
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Napa Valley. An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

Napa Valley accounts for less than 4 percent of America’s total wine production. Yet it’s the country's best-known wine region. Napa rocketed to the...
Grapes arriving at Cliff Lede

Harvest Is Magical, But Grueling Experience

From the outside, winemaking seems romantic. Farm workers lovingly tend to their vineyards throughout the spring and summer, and then hand harvest...

Bubbles for any Occasion

On Saturday morning, a friend called to seek my advice on that evening's dinner. "My boyfriend and I are making poached salmon with truffles and...
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Weekly Interview: John Graziano, winemaker

This week, we’re featuring John Graziano, the winemaker at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in New York’s Hudson River Valley. The winery traces its...
Spumante bottle in ice container

When the weather warms, keep wines cool

Most of the nation is still recovering from a brutal heat wave that shattered thousands of records and forced millions to stay indoors and crank up...
Napa Valley vineyards

To avoid the wine rut, embrace surprise

Whether you're a veteran oenophile or a budding wine enthusiast, you've probably fallen into a wine rut at one point or another. Perhaps you've never...

Rediscovering Riesling, the Noblest of Grapes

If you ask a sommelier to name his favorite grape, there's a good chance, he'll say Riesling. If you're surprised, then it's probably because you...