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Live wine blogging from Walla Walla, take two: the red wines

Today, the Wine Bloggers Conference was more focused on the terroir of Walla Walla: the geology, the producers, the varieties, the soils, the climate, the combination of things that are giving shape to this wine region. The well-organized winery visits, with three distinct stops for each group of bloggers, were very successful and allowed a [...]
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Winemaking. It’s all about balance, people

Being in the midst of the Olympics, as the whole world is watching athletes striving to go faster, higher, stronger, it’s good to remember that winemaking is not an athletic endeavour. It may be about better, but it’s not about bigger and more. It’s about balance. It’s about working out a set of variables so that [...]
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Tasting Note: 2005 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon, Bodega Catena Zapata

The Catena family is one of the major and one of the most interesting players in the world of Argentinian wine. They produce a wide range of wines in all sorts of price range, with consistent quality at all levels, from the more generic Alamos label to the Catena Zapata wines, the top cuvées created [...]
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Wine Blogging Wednesday 55: North vs South – a bipolar roundup

It’s always fascinating to see the many ways people can interpret a proposition. So what did the participants in the 55th Wine Blogging Wednesday make of this idea of confronting North vs South? From Michigan Riesling to Tasmania Pinot Noir, from Spanish Garnacha to Tennessee Chambourcin, there sure were a lot of possible pairings (and threesomes, [...]
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California Wine all tastes the same? Says who?

Well, finally back to blogging. After an intense weekend at the Wine Bloggers Conference, followed by four full days of running around Sonoma and Napa – and Fairfield, and Berkeley and San Francisco – and then returning to a new position at the newspaper in Quebec City, and mulling over about twenty different potential post [...]
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