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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.
By Liz Thach Do you enjoy sparkling wine? If so, consider scheduling a visit to Breathless Winery in Sonoma County, California.
TASTE News Service, August 5, 2020 – San Luis Obispo (SLO) Coast on California’s Central Coast has emerged as a driving force on the domestic Albariño front, a testament to how the region’s ultra-coastal growing conditions are perfectly suited to New World expressions of this classic grape variety.
TASTE News Service, August 4, 2020 – Milla Handley, founder of the acclaimed Handley Cellars, and a respected leader in the Anderson Valley wine community, died on July 25th.
TASTE News Service, July 28, 2020 — Bill and Cheryl Swanson, longtime supporters of Cal Poly, have donated $1 million to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science’s JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture.
By Liz Thach July 27, 2020 -- I have lived for 20 years now in Napa/Sonoma wine country and still have not been able to visit the more than 1000 wineries that are located in this world-famous wine region.
By Molly Lonborg Rosé is one of my favorite wines to make and to drink. The recent popularity of Rosé has changed how and when we drink rosé and has catapulted this category into a year-round favorite.
By Christopher Taranto At the center of the greater Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) is the El Pomar District. As is the story with much of California’s central coast, agriculture has everything to do with its namesake.
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