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by Chesea Modlin We’re in the thick of the 2017 football season and many wine fans are following their favorite teams.
By Dan Clarke When I first started visiting the Shenandoah Valley of California, there were wineries, but not nearly so many.
Editor’s note: Wine Institute shared this visit with the owners of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery in San Diego County. Their questions of Teri Kerns appear in italic type. Dreaming of a rural life in horse country, Teri Kerns and Micole Moore bought 10 acres in Ramona, just northeast of San Diego, in 2004.
By Darrell Corti When was the last time you could say that you were at the “first” of anything?
By Dan Clarke It wasn’t Asti. It wasn’t Alba.
TASTE News Service, September 4, 2017 — The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has named wine pioneer Doug Margerum, owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Wine Company as Honorary Lead Vintner for its 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara.
By Randy Caparoso 6:30 AM, this past Tuesday, August 22 in Lodi’s Alta Mesa appellation: Ron Silva’s harvest crew had already filled three half-ton macro-bins of just-picked Silvaspoons Vineyards Verdelho – green tinted golden, oval shaped orbs of tropical fruit sensations, zapped with palate slaking, lemon-lime acidity.
Mendocino County, Ca., August 14, 2017 — It is with a heavy heart that I share news that longtime Fetzer Vineyards winemaker, Dennis Martin, passed away yesterday following a battle with cancer.
Steve McIntyre and his team at Monterey Pacific, Inc., manage more than 12,000 acres of vineyard in Monterey County.
By Dan Clarke L. Pierce Carson succumbed to cancer early Saturday at age 76.
By Michael Eady May 6th was the third edition of Amador Four Fires.
TASTE News Service, May 10, 2017 – Last week the New World met the Old in Split for the first international “I am Tribidrag” conference.
By Jennifer Porter With the start of fishing season, meet a few of Paso Robles Wine Country’s avid fishermen.
TASTE News Service, April 9, 2017 – Iconic Napa Valley winery Grgich Hills Estate is releasing a 40th Anniversary Chardonnay celebrating their first four decades.
 TASTE News Service, April 5, 2017 — Trefethen Family Vineyards, located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, is poised to uncork a new chapter in its rich history on May 6, 2017.
TASTE News Service, March 24, 2017 - Rosé Today has announced the winners of its 2017 Competition held at Soda Rock Winery on March 22.
TASTE News Service, March 8, 2017 - Storied Napa Valley winery Freemark Abbey is honoring its female-led heritage on International Women’s Day, March 8, and throughout National Women’s History Month with a donation to Astia, a Silicon Valley founded non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class female high-growth entrepreneurs.
TASTE News Service, March 6, 2017 -- Winetourismspain.com, a travel portal that specializes in wine and food travel in Spain has launched a short story contest in which participants are requested to write about how they imagine extraterrestrial life would react to their discovery of wine on Earth.
TASTE News Service, February 22, 2017 – Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry.
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