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Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide

The New York Times - by Eric Asimov - February 6, 2019

Well, that seems to have struck a nerve…The last Wine School assignment, in which I suggested that readers try three vastly popular, mass-produced bottles that are available in practically any supermarket or liquor store in the country, drew an emotional reaction like no other in the five years that we have been gathering monthly to talk […]

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Spotlight on Selby Winery - by Megan Tambio - February 2, 2019

The story of Selby Winery is one rich in cultural and familial history. It was founded in 1994 by Susie Selby and her father Dr. David K. Selby. Dr. Selby- a Vietnam vet, marble sculptor and spinal surgeon- traveled around the world, fostering an appreciation for vintage wine. Trips to Europe would result in Selby’s […]

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Spotlight on Pear Valley Vineyards - 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 that Mr. Maas fell in love with wine and the […]

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Spotlight on Ektimo Vineyards - 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 in 2015 after making a career for herself in both […]

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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 - 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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