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Getting Outside Napa: Why California Is Perfect for Viticulture

Getting Outside Napa: Why California Is Perfect for Viticulture

California isn’t all beaches and movie stars. It’s actually much more wine country and mountains. While Napa and Sonoma steal most of the winemaking spotlight, the entire state is essentially blanketed with successful vineyards. Despite local variations in weather, climate, and soil types, the Golden State is essentially designed for viticulture, thanks to its one-of-a-kind combination […]

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How to Spot a Healthy Vineyard

How to Spot a Healthy Vineyard

When it comes to people, “healthy” doesn’t come in a single shape, size, or color. The same is true for vineyards. From burly Zinfandel vines that look more like trees to slender-trunked Riesling vineyards in Germany, healthy vineyards come in many forms, and they aren’t always postcard-perfect landscapes. In fact, the most attractive vineyard could […]

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What the Heck Is Wine Product?

What the Heck Is Wine Product?

Scenario: It’s 1 a.m., the party has lasted long past dinner, and disaster strikes. You’ve run out of wine. Rushing into the local 24-hour drugstore, you bypass the beer selection; everyone will thank you the next day if you stick to the original poison. There! A rack of bottles labeled “California,” looking quite similar to […]

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April Showers: What a Wet Spring Means for Grapevines

April Showers: What a Wet Spring Means for Grapevines

After six years of devastating drought across California, winemakers and civilians alike were thrilled for a wet, snowy season in 2016 and early 2017. But “wet” barely begins to cover it. Massive flooding took out sections of Big Sur state park, knocked down giant sequoias, forced evacuations of whole towns, and caused cities like Sacramento […]

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