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  • Article Alder on America

    'The worst drought in five centuries’

    As I write these words, the usually sunny state of Georgia has been brought to a standstill thanks to more than six inches of snow and freezing rain.…

    18 Feb 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    What did Rudy ruin?

    Not since the Mondavi brothers faced each other in a San Francisco courtroom has there been so much drama in the world of fine wine. Like many of my…

    16 Jan 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Bulk - the quiet wine economy

    Stand long enough by the side of any major highway that traverses one of California's major wine regions and you'll see them: bright, shiny tanker…

    19 Dec 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    California's current wine revolution

    What does the world look like to those in the midst of a quiet revolution? As with the frog in a pot of slowly heating water, sometimes change can be…

    18 Nov 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Buzzwords of America

    Following trends in America on any subject can be a recipe for motion sickness. As anyone who has spent time observing what is 'trending' on Twitter…

    17 Oct 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Foreign investment in Napa

    When it was announced in late July that François Pinault's Artemis Group, owner of Ch Latour, was purchasing Napa Valley's famed Araujo estate, waves…

    17 Sep 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    The new name in cool for California Pinot Noir

    The Tobacco and Trade Bureau, the latest incarnation of bureaucracy responsible for the US system of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), is not…

    19 Aug 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    How to buy wine in America

    Here in the United States, we've just finished celebrating our independence as a nation, and students of history will know that the battles fought and…

    17 Jul 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    2013 - a sunny US vintage so far

    On 10 June, the skies above Napa and Sonoma crackled and boomed with the rare sounds of a spring thunderstorm (image by ~Prescott). Within 24 hours,…

    18 Jun 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Wine in 140 characters or less

    There was a time when the conversations between the cognoscenti of the wine world happened behind closed doors. Until recently, most of us could have…

    16 May 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Grape pickings for US lawyers

    These days it seems as though the tool of choice for the upper echelon of the American fine-wine scene is neither a Laguiole nor a personal cellar…

    18 Apr 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Wine and food matching, but not in store

    To much of the civilised world, it seems most natural. You walk into your local grocery store or supermarket and walk out with the ingredients for…

    19 Mar 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    A trans-Pacific view of Kiwi wine

    You can never revisit the past, but sometimes all you have to do is travel a little bit to be reminded of where you've been. I've just spent the…

    13 Feb 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Winemaker musical chairs

    'I've never fired a winemaker, they've always fired themselves. Every one of them has had their own issues', said Don Bryant, proprietor of Bryant…

    17 Jan 2013 Alder Yarrow
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    Alder's American wines of the year

    One of my embarrassing personal secrets has always been that I have a lousy memory for what I drink. People often ask me, have you had this or…

    19 Dec 2012 Alder Yarrow