Old Vine Zin – RIP

The uprooting of ancient ‘old vine’ vineyards in other parts of the state is a consequence of the consolidation of the wine industry into a few major players. See why Livermore, thus far, has remained immune to this trend.

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Can a Rosé be Treacherous?

Only a few years before Robert Parker, wines worth writing about were worth writing well about. We can read Salvador Dali describing a Burgundy as being “draped in all the fires,” or A.J. Liebling describing a Tavel rose as “enthusiasm held under restraint.” Could it be that this earlier era of wine criticism provides a better understanding of the wine in your glass? Let’s journey through 2500 years of wine criticism.

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