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  • Article Alder on America

    2014 - worth celebrating

    Some years are unarguably more momentous than others. The question is whether we can really recognise them without the benefit of hindsight. History…

    16 Dec 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    The mysterious art of selling direct

    A good friend of mine was recently given the opportunity to join the most exclusive club in the world of wine: the individuals who get a chance to…

    18 Nov 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    US 2014 vintage - early, fast, eventful

    23 Oct - We published this for members on Monday but thought that as a Throwback Thursday contribution it might interest everyone to read it in…

    23 Oct 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Tallying the damage from the Napa quake

    The 2014 harvest is under way in California, but in Napa, instead of enjoying a beer in between loads of processed fruit, many winemakers are rushing…

    17 Sep 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    The (still) dismal state of California Chardonnay

    It is the best of times, and it is the worst of times. In 2013, California celebrated its largest grape harvest in history, with just shy of 4.7…

    19 Aug 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Dot wine and the fear of change

    As someone who makes his primary living helping leading companies utilise internet technologies for competitive advantage, I have always found…

    16 Jul 2014 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    A guide to the post wine blog era

    The world of wine media has changed greatly in the 10 years since I began my wine blog, Vinography.com. By the end of 2004 there were perhaps a dozen…

    18 Jun 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    Washington rising

    Living for all intents and purposes in the epicentre of California wine, I find it less than easy to consistently explore America's other wine…

    19 May 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    An American perspective on Japan

    1 May - We recently published Australian Master of Wine Ned Goodwin's decidedly negative views on the Japanese wine scene in Why Japan has lost its…

    6 May 2014 Alder Yarrow
  • Article Alder on America

    IPOB – the tasting that became a movement

    It began on a whim and has become a focal point for the conversation about where California wine is going. The tasting known as In Pursuit of Balance,…

    18 Mar 2014 Alder Yarrow
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    '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
  • Article Alder on America

    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
  • Article Alder on America

    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