By Dan Berger There is no question that the fires that devastated Northern California wine country for more than a week beginning on Oct. 9 will be remembered for decades as a watershed moment for the wine industry, for residents of five counties,… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Wineflagration”
To be sure, the fires of 2017 left the wine industry reeling. It is an economic catastrophe at the very least. But as we alluded to in our lead article this week, judging the quality of the wines based on the photos we saw, the testimonials we rea… Want to read more? If you’re already … Continue reading “Message: Never Rush to Judgment on Vintage Quality”
The complete loss of many buildings at wineries, including devastation at Paradise Ridge and Signorello, is a fact that will hurt financially in ways that are hard to calculate. Even if insurance policies completely pay for reconstruction, restora… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t … Continue reading “Reconstruction after the Fires”
Do Not Believe Headlines Relating to the Fires Headlines are designed to encourage readership of the articles that follow, and headline writers often are clever enough to find a fact (or faux fact!) that sounds more intriguing than it really turn… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Final Thoughts on Fires-and-Wine Stories”
2014 Papapietro-Perry Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Pommard Clones ($74): this small, high-quality producer specializes in some of the best Pinot Noirs being produced in America today. This is simply one example, but every wine produced here is e… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
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