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  • Article Alder on America

    ​Long road ahead for wine country

    You can help the poor people described below, and sample more than 40 fine California wines, by buying a ticket for our fundraising wine tasting on 2…

    14 Nov 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Devastation continues in Napa and Sonoma

    19 October 2017 The death toll as a result of these terrible fires in northern California wine country has risen to 42 but some rain is forecast for…

    19 Oct 2017 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    California 2017 – sizzle and shrivel

    The weekend of 2 September 2017 northern California experienced the hottest temperatures ever recorded, at least since written records began in the…

    18 Sep 2017 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    Land of the free, home of the wine club

    Along with apple pie, hot dogs, hamburgers and baseball, we need to add one more thing to the list of things qualifying as quintessentially American:…

    16 Aug 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    The Wine Dinner Advocate

    20 July 2017 As the new team at Robert Parker Wine Advocate solicit winery, wine retailer and restaurant partners for their RP Benefits app, we're…

    20 Jul 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Podcasts - a new medium for wine

    22 June We're republishing Alder's comprehensive review of this exciting new source of wine education and entertainment free today as part of our…

    22 Jun 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Gallo march back into Napa

    18 May The story below is likely to have important ramifications for the US wine business, so we thought we would publish it free today as part of our…

    18 May 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Have we hit peak somm?

    A handsome young man in stylish glasses sits in an empty restaurant, his vividly coloured sleeve tattoo curling artfully out from underneath his…

    17 Apr 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    The Silicon Valley effect on wine

    Less than 100 miles separates Napa Valley from Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, a sprawling, leafy campus that is as good a candidate as any…

    21 Mar 2017 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    Wine v Trump

    This past Saturday, 11 February, an estimated four thousand people gathered on Ocean Beach in San Francisco to offer a message to the world, spelled…

    15 Feb 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Enologix - same as it ever was in Napa

    Fifteen years ago, at the height of wine critic Robert Parker’s influence and fame, WIRED magazine wrote an article about Enologix, an obscure company…

    16 Jan 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Wine app wars continue

    22 December We are republishing this today so non-members can keep up with latest developments in wine apps. 19 December I spend my nights writing…

    22 Dec 2016 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    ​Winegrowing in the wake of Trump

    17 November 2016 We're making Alder's latest despatch from America free today as part of our Throwback Thursday series since it raises so many…

    17 Nov 2016 Alder Yarrow
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    Napa's increasingly attractive neighbour

    In the late 1970s, geophysicist Marion King Hubbard introduced the world to a concept that later became known as ‘peak oil’, a shorthand name for the…

    17 Oct 2016 Alder Yarrow
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    ​Wine and tech – a dismal marriage

    On Sunday 31 July 2016 one of the most innovative pieces of software ever developed for the wine industry was shut down by the company that purchased…

    19 Sep 2016 Alder Yarrow