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Pinot Days and an Introduction to the 2012 Vintage

by Chuck Hayward

Pinot Days is an annual pinot noir tasting that has been organized by something quite rare. An offshoot of informal tastings that they sponsored in San Francisco, Pinot Days is now in its tenth year and has become a serious event on par with other tastings such as those organized by regional wine marketing groups or wine focused magazines.

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Uncovering Treasures Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge

by Chuck Hayward

Tasting through the pinots that were recently poured at the Seventh Annual Marin County Wine Celebration in Larkspur was a revelation. It had been about three years since I last had a chance to immerse myself in the wines from this emerging appellation. And while some of my past impressions were reconfirmed, at the same time, I gained a few fascinating insights that bode well for the region's future:

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