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September 2007

Ambassadors of Wine
Posted: Sep 27, 2007 5:07pm ET
Where is California wine going? In my opinion, we are at a place where the path of California winemaking starts to fork. At the same time that technology invades every aspect of grapegrowing and winemaking, more and more producers embrace less-scientific means like biodynamics and are actually turning the clock back in the winery, opting for more traditional and even primitive methods, such as whole cluster and wild yeast fermentations.
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Sounds Like Greek to Me
Posted: Sep 12, 2007 4:18pm ET
“Do you like Assyrtiko?” “What is that? It sounds Greek.” That’s what I said five years ago, when I first heard about this indigenous white grape, which can be traced backed to 1000 B.C. in Santorini.
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A Warning on White Burgundies
Posted: Sep 4, 2007 11:19am ET
I am a huge fan of old white Burgundy, but nowadays I am afraid of buying or cellaring these wines from the vintages of the 1990s. Over the last year or so, I have discovered that a large number of bottles of white Burgundies from the '90s suffer from a phenomenon known as premature oxidation.
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