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  1. Santa Cruz Mountains and Drew Huffine of Trail Marker Wine Co

    Santa Cruz Mountains and Drew Huffine of Trail Marker Wine Co

    "We wanted to work with mountain fruit, we wanted to find undersung sites and really bring them to people; this was a desire to create wines that were beautiful, that presented the terroir and individuality of their sites." -Drew Huffine
  2. The Current State of California Sparkling Wines

    The Current State of California Sparkling Wines

    Sparkling wine is usually relegated to special occasions and celebrations, but it is important to remember that these wines are great regardless of the occasion. And coming out of California are some noteworthy bubbles that should be in your glass next time you open a bottle of wine.
  3. Paso Robles Evolves: Conversation with Mark Adams of Ledge Vineyards

    Paso Robles Evolves: Conversation with Mark Adams of Ledge Vineyards

    "Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines are ... those Grenache wines can be giant, as big as the biggest Paso wine." Mark Adams, Ledge Vineyards
  4. Head High Wines: Generators of Good Will

    Head High Wines: Generators of Good Will

    "In surf, sometimes I ride a long board and sometimes I ride a short board. It is the same with wine — I feel like I have at least enough experience to be able to go out and pursue different styles without feeling like I'm being didactic."
  5. Prohibition's Grape Bricks: How to Not Make Wine

    Prohibition's Grape Bricks: How to Not Make Wine

    After dissolving the brick in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.
  6. The Evolution Of The Sta. Rita Hills AVA

    The Evolution Of The Sta. Rita Hills AVA

    The Sta. Rita Hills on the central coast of California is a tucked away corner of the world perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
  7. Harvesting Goodwill: A Napa Entrepreneur Feasts It Forward

    Harvesting Goodwill: A Napa Entrepreneur Feasts It Forward

    Can hedonism save the world? According to businesswoman Katie Hamilton Shaffer, it’s a fine start.
  8. Looking Back at Larkmead

    Looking Back at Larkmead

    Here are a handful of highlights from over the years.
  9. Dan Petroski Honors The Past

    Dan Petroski Honors The Past

    “You’re drinking a style of wine,” he said, “but also a cultural history.”
  10. The Judgement of Pennsylvania: Does The State Hold Its Own?

    The Judgement of Pennsylvania: Does The State Hold Its Own?

    We now have over 100 wineries in Pennsylvania and a small handful of them are making what I'd consider to be world-class wines.
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