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California Gold Wine List

The California Gold Wine List is a searchable database of California wines that have earned Gold Medals (or higher) in various wine competitions. (Prices shown are estimates.)

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Spotlight on Pear Valley Vineyards

WineInfo.com - by Megan Tambio - January 21, 2019

The story of Pear Valley Vineyards is one of many loves. It began in an unexpected place: Germany during the late 1960s. Owner Tom Maas was serving in the army and stationed in Germany… right in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. It was there...

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Spotlight on Ektimo Vineyards

WineInfo.com - by Megan Tambio - January 21, 2019

Coming of age during China’s Cultural Revolution, Ektimo Vineyards founder Dominic Xie’s passion for wine brought him around the world. From his homeland in China, to Mediterranean Europe, Mr. Xie’s pursuit eventually landed him in California. Ektimo’s current winemaker, Lisa Bishop Forbes, joined the vineyard...

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LIVEKINDLY - by Kat Smith - January 19, 2019

Vegan and CBD-infused wine have been named among the top trends that will transform the industry in 2019.

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Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million

TechCrunch.com - by Lucas Matney - January 18, 2019

One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself.

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The Restaurant Wine List Is Dead. Long Live the Wine List

Bloomberg - by Elin McCoy - January 17, 2019

We’ve all been there: You’re in a restaurant, staring at a wine list with 2,000 names, and have no idea where to start. You quickly pass it on to the wine geek at your table like a hot potato, with a deep sigh of relief.

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Northwest Wine: Great wines at bargain prices is what we all want

Yakima Herald-Republic - by Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman, Great Northwest Wine - January 16, 2019

Nobody wants to pay too much for wine. The sweet spot is a wine that wins multiple awards yet still costs less than $20.

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Potato wine? Not in Idaho, where they’re making great chardonnay and other California favorites

THE SACRAMENTO BEE - by Mike Dunne - January 15, 2019

Over the past couple of years, Martin Fujishin has witnessed a small but significant change in the attitude of Californians who pause at his eponymous winery’s tasting room along Highway 55 about 30 miles west of Boise in southwest Idaho.

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The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019

VinePair - by Tim McKirdy - January 14, 2019

With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable subregions and appellations, choosing where to take your next wine-fueled vacation can be tricky.

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8 wines from around the world everyone should try, according to experts

INSIDER - by Jasmin Suknanan - January 12, 2019

There's no fancier feeling than pouring yourself a glass of wine. Although you may be familiar with some top wine-producing regions, the most adored concoctions come from places like South Africa, Chile Napa Valley, and Tuscany.

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Shhh: Now is the best time of year to visit California wineries

San Francisco Chronicle - by Esther Mobley - January 10, 2019

Lots of people plan their visits to Wine Country during harvest season, late summer through the fall, when vineyards are lush and green and you might get to see some of the messy winemaking process in action.  

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