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    What's happening to Zinfandel?

    These days, wine festivals abound across America, especially those featuring Pinot Noir, which seem to be popping up by the handful in every major…

    16 Jul 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    America’s broadening palate

    In 2017 America held on to its title as the top importer of wine in the world by value, buying wine worth $6.2 billion from around the globe, which…

    18 Jun 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    The Savvy Lake

    ‘It’s so crisp and cool and clear, I just love it', said pensioner Diane Tibbs while her husband Brad nodded in agreement as they both tipped back…

    14 May 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    Which weather is the new normal?

    Long used to depending on the weather, grape growers in California are largely scratching their heads these days, as long-standing patterns have…

    16 Apr 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    Will basketball be the next Sideways?

    21 February Jancis adds Carmelo Anthony is apparently an investor in ViVino, the label scanning app last reviewed by Richard here. 19 February It all…

    19 Feb 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    2017 – the dangerous vintage

    On Martin Luther King Day, Alder reports on the extraordinary 2017 vintage across America. In 2017, the United States suffered the most…

    15 Jan 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    Napa luxe

    What is the defining characteristic of a wine region? The answer depends on who you ask, of course, but typical responses often range among the many…

    8 Jan 2018 Alder Yarrow
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    ​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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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    ​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