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  1. Visiting Napa and Sonoma: Tips to Enjoy a Different Experience

    Visiting Napa and Sonoma: Tips to Enjoy a Different Experience

    We almost didn’t write this column. We were approaching a special wedding anniversary -- which ones aren’t special? -- and we thought we’d return to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country to celebrate. We’d simply drive around to see the places that had sowed some of the seeds of who we’ve become, personally and professionally, since our first visit in 1975.

  2. Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    Donkey and Goat at 15: California Natural Wine Pioneers Take Stock

    "For us, natural wine is continuity from soil to bottle. It's about transparency, it's about making delicious wines." Tracey Brandt
  3. Salvestrin Winery: A Napa Cabernet Master Class in Three Bottles; ‘It’s What Rich Does Not Do to the Wine That Is the Difference’

    Salvestrin Winery: A Napa Cabernet Master Class in Three Bottles; ‘It’s What Rich Does Not Do to the Wine That Is the Difference’

    "The story of the Salvestrins’ winery is especially notable now when small, family-owned wineries are facing pressures from competitors, domestic and international, and changes in the way wine is made and marketed." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  4. Ray Signorello: ‘The vineyard acted like a great firebreak. It’s kind of miraculous."

    Ray Signorello: ‘The vineyard acted like a great firebreak. It’s kind of miraculous."

    "Signorello’s first trial by fire came in 2005, he told me Thursday night, when his winery lost 15,000 cases of wine in an arson-set fire that destroyed 4.5 million bottles of wine at the Wine Central Warehouse in Vallejo, California." Dorothy J. Gaiter
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