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SOUR GRAPES: New Wine Industry Report Highlights Looming Challenges

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | San Francisco

DAVIS, Calif. -- A new wine industry report indicates that wine grapes will be in short supply over the next few years, but it won't mean higher price...

Birth of a Wine Culture in America

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Mary Orlin

In 2010, for the first time ever, we Americans drank more wine than the French. Quite an accomplishment.

Rethinking The Wine Aroma Wheel

David J. Duman | Posted 05.27.2011 | Home
David J. Duman

It's 2011 and the Wine Aroma Wheel is still showing up to parties in acid washed jeans, feathered hair and a porn 'stache.

Bruce Neyers: Proof That Vision and Hard Work Pays

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

If timing is everything, then Bruce Neyers entered the wine industry with impeccable timing. The 1970s brought about a re-birth to California wine, an...

Celebrate 'Drink Wine Day' With Some Of California's Best

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Flans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Au revoir French vino, hello California wine! Just in time for National Drink Wine Day, Randy Clement, co-owner of Silverlake Wine, gives his picks of...

Pizza and Wine? Head to Simi in Sonoma's Healdsburg

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Before visiting, I had been partial to Simi reds. An education on whites awaited me. The Sauvignon Blanc was crisp and light, a good choice for everyday drinking.

Gems of Napa: Three Wineries You Should Get to Know

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

These are not wineries with glossy, souped-up tasting rooms. These are wineries that merely go about the business of producing small quantities of really terrific wines.

Joel Peterson & Ravenswood: Using the Past to Shape California's Wine Present & Future

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Joel Peterson is a man who recognizes his good fortune. He is a spiritual man, with a love of the arts, a sense of humor, a sense of history, and an a...

PHOTOS: 12 Most Beautiful Vineyards In Sonoma & Napa

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

There is just something so relaxing about sitting outdoors amongst friends with a crisp glass of wine in hand. You don't have to fly to France or Ita...

California Wineries Selling At Steep Discounts

walletpop.com | Tom Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California wineries are now selling at rock bottom prices, writes Wallet Pop's Tom Barlow: "winery real estate roller-coasted through the 00's, fallin...

Stay Warm This Winter With Big California Reds

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Each year as the temps drops to unbearable lows, I take solace knowing that I can open bottle after bottle of big, warm, jammy California red wine to snuggle up with and keep me warm.

Wine for Thanksgiving: Match the Sides, Not the Bird

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

You'll need something quenching to wash down overcooked turkey, something with a hint of sweetness so it won't taste bitter with the side dishes, something tart enough to cut their sweetness, and something friendly that everybody will love.

Three Places to Find the Wine Deal

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Brad Haskel

When people ask me where I look to find the best values in wine, I hesitate. But I am reminded of a quote from the old time baseball player Wee Willie Keeler: "You gotta hit 'em where they ain't."

Who Wants (Organic) Wine?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Since more and more people are eating organic food, it's only natural they would also want to explore organic wine.

US Wine Overtakes France

Daily Telegraph | Adam Lechmere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It should be cause for celebration. California produces some of the most finest, long-lived (and expensive) wine in the world. In 1976 - and again in ...

Why I Love Red Burgundy and You Don't

Marlene Rossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene Rossman

We in the U.S. don't love stinky. We grew up on too-sweet soda, Hawaiian punch and Yoo -Hoo, and we want our Pinot Noirs to taste like cherry cola (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Wine Review: Can you say Viognier?

Marlene Rossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene Rossman

Think of Viognier's flavors as the love child of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat (so what if it was a threesome?) It makes a marvelous aperitif wine to sip on its own, and it kicks butt with spicy Asian food.