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Does California do value?
31 Oct 2013 by Julia Harding MW
See California Wine Summit - a guide . This must have been the toughest tasting of all during the California Wine Summit - not for the tasters but for Linda Murphy, Purple Pages contributor and co-author with Jancis of the recently published American Wine , whose task was to find 20 wines under $20 (around £12 or €14) to prove that California 'does value'. That it does not is a common criticism, particularly in the UK, where it is relatively easy to find unexciting inexpensive wines or exciting but relatively expensive wines and not much in between. The fizz, rosé and sweet wines were very good and...

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