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Editor’s Note: Regular visitors to Taste California Travel may be familiar with Dr. Liz Thach, whose articles grace our electronic pages from time to time.
By Christopher Taranto The Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established in 1983 and at that time there were 556,765 total acres with a little over 5,000 under vine.
TASTE News Service, January 5, 2021 -- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc. 
TASTE News Service, December 22, 2020 – For the fourth year in a row, the David Stevens Memorial Trophy for Winery of the Year at Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition was won by Jeff Runquist Wines with perhaps its best showing ever.
By Dan Clarke “Old Vine Zinfandel” is seen on more than just a few bottles these days.  Obviously, wine marketers figure the phrase resonates with consumers. But what does it mean?
TASTE News Service, November 24, 2020 – Upon surveying growers and vintners across the region the Mendocino WineGrowers (MWI) ihas announced that the 2020 vintage is showing amazing quality with smaller berries, intense flavor and great color. 
by Fiona Fang A memorable wine is an orchestration of art and science, passion and hard work.
By Rachael Lucas Certain wine grapes exist that are known as indigenous, and they are so particular to their places of origin that they are nearly impossible to grow elsewhere. 
By Rob MacCulloch, MW, GDIP Enology & Viticulture In 2012, I traveled to the USA for a three-week-long research project. In Lodi. Why Lodi? Because of the acreage of old vine Zinfandel.
TASTE News Service, November 3, 2020 -- Knowledge & business were the International Wine Tourism Conference’s (IWINETC) five-day theme this year for more than 300 registered delegates from some 25 different countries.
TASTE News Service, October 20, 2020 – We’ve probably neglected our wine reviews of late. 
TASTE News Service, October 12, 2020 – The Lodi Winegrape Commission has unveiled its “Save the Old Vines" integrated marketing campaign.
TASTE News Service, October 6, 2020 – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will allow UC Davis to sell wine made by viticulture and enology students, generating funds for the university during uncertain financial times caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
TASTE News Service, September 22, 2020  — California's annual winegrape harvest is underway, and wineries across the state are humming with activity as they transform the grapes into wine.
By Liz Thach For years I have heard tales of the exquisite taste of Littorai wine, and on a few special occasions, I was actually able to taste a bottle at a wine dinner or tasting event.
By Fiona Fang Hailing from a pioneer winemaking family in Napa, Paula Kornell is a Napa native who has seen the region's rise from idyllic countryside to a world-renowned premium wine destination.
TASTE News Service, September 1, 2020 — September is California Wine Month, the state's annual harvest celebration.
By Liz Thach We scheduled our COVID safe visit to Swanson Vineyards in Napa Valley on a clear sunny day with temperatures hovering around the 100-degree mark.
By Fiona Fang How does one succeed in the luxury, food and wine marketing industry?
TASTE News Service,  August 14, 2020 – Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Wines is now the Official Wine of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a multi-year partnership.
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