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  1. Sonoma County's Three Top Appellations For Pinot Noir

    Sonoma County's Three Top Appellations For Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir is known as the heartbreak grape. A thin-skinned variety that easily succumbs to disease, it requires just the right climatic conditions to thrive: a cool climate with plenty of fruit-ripening sunshine. In places like California, where the weather can get extremely hot, the grape does well in cooler areas close to the Pacific Ocean. One place the grape has been able to shine is Sonoma County, a vast area whose topography includes more than 55 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline.

  2. Merry Edwards: One of America’s Wine Pioneers Is Ready for More Disruption

    Merry Edwards: One of America’s Wine Pioneers Is Ready for More Disruption

    "Unfortunately, as we all know, it's not just the men who inhibit women from getting to where they need to be. Unfortunately it's other women many times who discriminate and are afraid." Merry Edwards in conversation with Dorothy J. Gaiter
  3. Tom Rochioli

    Tom Rochioli

    Dorothy J. Gaiter interviews Sonoma cult Pinot Noir winemaker Tom Rochioli.
  4. From Stringbeans to Pinot Noir: How Rochioli ‘Created a Monster’

    From Stringbeans to Pinot Noir: How Rochioli ‘Created a Monster’

    Dorothy J. Gaiter on how the Rochioli family created one of the most in-demand Pinot Noir estates in California.
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