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Russian River Valley Part 2: Exploring Middle Reach

Many of the vineyards planted in Middle Reach—the most northerly neighborhood of Russian River Valley—are nestled on the banks of the Russian River. This neighborhood is home to the oldest...

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Robert Parker Tastes Joseph Phelps Insignia (Videos)

During his August visit to Napa Valley for his forthcoming Napa Report in Issue 227 of the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker tasted the recently released 2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia. Shared...

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Zazu Kitchen + Farm: When in the Company of Good Friends

With farm-fresh ingredients, estate-raised livestock (I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of their Black Pig Bacon), a killer mixology cocktail program and an excellent wine list to boot, there’s...

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Ashes & Diamonds: A Love Letter to the Napa Valley

Part I After toiling for a couple of decades as a creative executive in the media and advertising landscape of Los Angeles, Kashy Khaledi finally landed what he had long...

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Wine Country Picnic Series: Benovia Wines

This summer, I’ve been on the hunt for great picnic wineries in Northern California wine country. In my search, I’ve selected some of my favorite picnic experiences to share with...

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Eight Days A Week: A Week in the Life of Cellar Hand Nico Fritz

Cellar workers, like Sous Chefs, are rarely heard from but work diligently in the background, providing winemakers with invaluable labor, and oftentimes, guidance....

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Russian River Valley Part 1: Exploring Single Vineyard Wines & Neighborhoods

Sonoma County's Russian River Valley is an expansive appellation. The region is comprised of many terroirs, all of which are home to unique vineyard sites that are planted mostly to...

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Dining Recommendations in Russian River Valley

Sonoma County has a plethora of fantastic dining options, and during my recent exploration of Russian River Valley, I popped into a couple of great restaurants....

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Stonyridge: Part 1 - Waiheke Island

Making a great Bordeaux blend in cool climate New Zealand is no easy task, but somehow Stonyridge on Waiheke Island manages to do just that. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW interviews this...

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