20 Extraordinary White Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 227

Selected from a bumper crop in the latest Robert Parker Wine Advocate Issue, we’re pleased to reveal this list of twenty of our most “extraordinary” white wines (those rated 96-100...

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Name These 10 Wine Regions from their Iconic Structures

Just about every wine region of the world has its fair share of iconic structures, be they innovative winery architecture, historical buildings or idiosyncrasies totally unrelated to wine. Can you...

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Italy Meets Napa Valley: An Interview with Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti

I’m always curious how chefs get their start. Did they always dream of becoming a chef? Truth is, when I ask this question, I almost always get the same response...

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20 Extraordinary Red Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 227

Selected from a bumper crop in the latest Robert Parker Wine Advocate Issue, we’re pleased to reveal this list of twenty of our most “extraordinary” red wines (those rated 96-100...

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Coming Up in Wine Advocate Issue 227

On Friday, 28th October at 12 noon USA EDT, we will be publishing our spooktacular Halloween Issue: Wine Advocate Issue 227. This Godzilla of a report is certainly giving our...

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Plumpjack: Tasting Auction Napa Valley and Premier Napa Valley Wines

I loved the juxtaposition of this informal tasting of very exclusive wines—all of which were made solely for Auction Napa Valley (ANV) and Premier Napa Valley (PNV)—dating back to 1997....

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5 Best Pizza Places in Napa

Ah, pizza. Sometimes nothing else will do. I could eat great pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not get bored. But, like most pizza lovers, I’m fussy about my...

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From Security Guard to Wine Educator: Chatting with Dana Hunter

Six years ago, Dana Hunter was a full-time security guard in downtown Lodi, a city located in California's San Joaquin County, and perhaps still best known for the eponymously-titled song...

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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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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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