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California’s Vines Climb In Quality, Popularity

A look at California wines on the 30th Anniversary of the "Judgement of Paris."
An event that forever changed the wine world occurred in Paris on May 24, 1976. Noted wine maven Steve Spurrier organized a ‘‘blind” tasting to compare California and French wines. Unexpectedly, the nine French wine experts chose California’s Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

Weather Conducive To Realizing California Wine-Making Dreams

A look at some California Cabernet Sauvignons.
Although grown in almost all the world’s wine producing regions, Cabernet Sauvignon remains California’s best known varietal. The top California Cabs are deep red to purple in color and have intense flavors of currants, plums and other dark fruit, often with a touch of spice, licorice, mint or

Que Sirah, Sirah: Wines Earning Well-Deserved Respect

A review of recently released Petite Sirahs.
Petite Sirah is the Rodney Dangerfield of grapes. A big, bold wine with cherry and berry like fruit and a mild peppery spiciness, it is frequently added to other varietals for color, body and flavor. Seldom does Petite Sirah get the respect that it deserves. However, this perception