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On The Voice of a Place and On Being Swept Away

  Today I had a moment that jolted me back to an essential emotion in wine. It was early in the morning and I was having coffee with Agustin Huneeus (senior) who along with his wife Valeria and son Agustin, … Continue reading

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My Conversation with Antoine–The Future of Araujo

  Last week I met with Antoine Donnedieu de Vabres, CFO and acting general manager of Araujo, under its new ownership by Bordeaux’s Chateau Latour. The acquisition—for an undisclosed amount rumored to be around $80 million—took place last June. But … Continue reading

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Alcohol: Can We Please Stop the Whining and Get to Some Thinking?

. The alcohol issue has become an abyss. In the most recent flare up, Bob Parker went on a tear, and Jancis Robinson and Alder Yarrow among others responded. But I think the discussion continues to miss the real issue, … Continue reading

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How Far We Have NOT Come

. . March–Women’s History Month—reminds us of how far we have NOT come. According to the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE), only 9.8% of California wineries have women winemakers. This, even though the first women graduates out of UC … Continue reading

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