Category Archives: Travel

Cut to the Front of the Line for Kosta Browne …

If you’re dying to get your hands on some cult California pinot noir, here’s your chance to cut to the front of the line for Kosta Browne’s mail list, and help a good cause to boot! And if you ever … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t More Local Wines on Local Wine Lists?

This is a question that can probably be asked wherever fine wines are made. In fact, it WAS raised last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported complaints by North Coast vintners about restaurants that touted their local meats … Continue reading

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USA Today on Regional Wine

USA Today, the nation’s newspaper, dropped at hotel room doors across the land every morning, last week endorsed the regional wine movement with a travel feature on 10 “local” wine regions to visit. This is a great idea – if … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week Oct. 10-16

Calling all wine bloggers: Don’t forget the third annual Regional Wine Week, next week, Oct. 10-16. Not that you haven’t been writing about your local wines all year, but this is the time to draw extra attention to the exciting … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week – half way point

If you haven’t yet checked out REGIONAL WINE WEEK on DrinkLocalWine.com, you should. We’ve got harvest updates on the Finger Lakes and Niagara from Lenn Thompson’s New York Cork Report, plus a post from Paul Vigna on how the bad … Continue reading

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Visual Terroir

Sometimes a  photo doesn€™t need to show grapes, vines, barrels or bottles to illustrate wine. While researching a column on the dry wines of the Douro Valley in Portugal, I came across this photo I took last July at Quinta … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Andes Advantage

In these recession-plagued times, we’re all looking for extra value. Ask any retailer or sommelier what wines are selling these days, and Argentine Malbec will be near the top of the list. “We’re selling the hell out of Mendoza,” one … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Week is Underway!

Regional Wine Week may not change the way we think about wine or life, but if it prompts readers to give a little more thought to their local wines for dinner – and not just as novelties to be purchased … Continue reading

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