Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Scores Aren’t Everything & Best of 2018: Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Check out all the highs in our editor-in-chief's extensive report.

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Christmas Jury Duty

Jury duty is no fun at the best of times, but especially not at Christmas. Here's how our Editor-in-Chief's Christmas jury duty experience helped her learn more in the month of December than all of 2018 and ultimately aim to become a better person.

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The Big Parkerization Lie

Let's set the record straight.

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Bordeaux 2017 Preview Report: The Gemini Wines

If you’re a Gemini like me, perhaps you know the story behind the twins that symbolize this astrological sign. In versions of Greek and Roman mythology, Leda, the Queen of Sparta, gave birth to two sets of twins; one set had a mortal father, and the other set was sired by none other than Zeus (disguised as a swan). As they grew up, a brother from each set of twins became the best of friends: Pollux, who was immortal, and Castor, who was mortal. But when Castor was killed, Pollux was inconsolable and begged Zeus to let him die so that he could join Castor. Zeus was so touched by Pollux’s love for his brother, he conceded to let them to live together as one. The image of the Gemini twins was conjured repeatedly in my mind throughout the 24 days I spent in Bordeaux the last two months tasting the 2017 vintage. In some cases, it was exactly like tasting two very different vintages in one wine, possessing at once what appeared to be two different fruit ripening profiles and tannin textures. At first, I couldn’t figure out why. It turns out, as unlikely as it sounds, that is...

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Bordeaux 2017: An Early View

Our EIC is already making her way through the region.

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Coming Up in Issue 234

It’s a great way to ring in the New Year.

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Support the Napa Valley Vintners at the MICHELIN Guide Gala

We are reaching out to our readers, in Napa Valley Community's time of need, to see if you can help by donating to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.

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