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Why Syrah is My Favorite Variety

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Well-made Syrah, almost regardless of style or region, resonates with me. It hits my nose and palate in a way that makes me happy and keeps me interested. I also like that Syrah is an underdog, wine you have to seek out...

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What is an AVA? 11 Things You Should Know

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Most high-quality, U.S. wines identify an AVA of origin on their label. The number of AVA’s is growing rapidly too. There are five new AVAs in the works just in the vicinity Willamette Valley, Oregon. But what is an AVA? What does an AVA designation tell us about a wine?

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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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