Daily Archives: August 21, 2019

Daily Wine News: The Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

Spotted lanterfly In SevenFifty Daily, Joseph Hernandez reports on how the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect, is decimating Pennsylvania vineyards and may soon spread to other states. Elsewhere in SevenFifty Daily, Amanda Barnes breaks down sherry’s new regulations, which will permit nonfortified wines in some subregions and allow for greater diversity. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/18/19

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Steps Napa Wineries Can Take to Address Climate Change Dan Petroski continues his …

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Château Latour | ZeGaby | Flickr

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Two new wine reviews

Here are two new reviews. Both wines are from the Marlborough, New Zealand winery, Duck Hunter, that’s been getting good reviews in the American wine press. The prices listed are the official ones from the importer, but I’ve seen both wines online for sale at considerably lower cost. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Noir are what you could …

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Casal Garcia Vinho Verde White

This Vinho Verde is a Costco staple this time of the year, and it’s a bottle that we frequently toss in the cart just to have on hand because it’s priced so low and seems to come in handy when the time is right (i.e. summertime).  It’s not my favorite wine by any means, but it usually shows as a …

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Houseparty in the Hollywood Hills with nice wines

So Friday night was fun. We headed over to a home in the Hollywood Hills. En route we stopped at DomaineLA, a brilliant wine shop, and stocked up. DomaineLA And then when we got there Abe and Alex cooked, and a jolly and diverse crowd who had gathered tucked in. These were some of the wine highlights. Brochet’s Le Mont …

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Santa Maria Valley AVA and must try wines

Library wines at Au Bon Climat About Santa Maria Valley In 1981, Santa Maria Valley became the first region in Santa Barbara County to receive AVA status, and the second in the state behind the Napa Valley. Jim Clendenen and Adam Tolmach founded Au Bon Climat the following year, with Tolmach starting work on The Ojai Vineyard a year after …

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Green wine: Top organic Napa wineries to visit

Spottswoode Organic and sustainable farming practices have long been a part of the winemaking ethos in Napa Valley, long before organics became trendy. Today, many of Napa’s organically certified wineries are gladly opening their cellar doors to provide a more in-depth look at the organic winemaking experience and invite visitors taste the difference. Spottswoode This St. Helena-based winery opens to …

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