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Cienega Valley
The Cienega Valley Soil Secret That Gifts Affordable Bourgogne-Style Wines

As Bourgogne wine prices continue to skyrocket, consumers search for more affordable options elsewhere. Unfortunately,…

5 Pioneering Women Who Are Altering the California Winemaking Industry

Wine is an industry that is still very much dominated by men, particularly when it…

Paso Robles wine tasting
Insider’s Guide to 7 Unique Paso Robles Wine Tasting Experiences

Reflecting the same going-rogue attitude as the wines poured in the region are several unique…

California Wildfire Mitigation
How Grazing Ruminants Are Fighting Wine Country Fires

2020 is a vintage few would choose to repeat. In many ways, it changed everything.…

Byron Blatty and the Revival of LA County Wine

Whether we call it a resurgence, a revival, or a revolution, one thing is for…

Stolpman Vineyards
Stolpman Vineyards: Connecting Ballard Canyon to the Northern Rhône

There are more than 5,700 miles between Ballard Canyon, California and the Northern Rhône. That’s…

Cathy Corison
Industry Innovator: Winemaking Trailblazer, Cathy Corison

Cathy Corison is a winemaker in St. Helena, California and undoubtedly a trailblazer. Spanning her…

Mark Blatty
SOMM TV Podcast: Mark Blatty & Urban Vines

In this episode of the SOMM TV podcast, Jason Wise chats about winemaking in Los…

Spring Mountain Vineyard
7 Years That Sculpt the Identity of Spring Mountain Vineyard

The rich history of Spring Mountain Vineyard is a web of mystery and excitement. With…

History of Wine Podcast
History of Wine Podcast: California Part 1

In this episode of the History of Wine Podcast, Matthew Kaner chats to Elaine Chukan Brown, Hawk Wakawaka…

Santa Barbara podcast
SOMM TV Podcast: Santa Barbara

In this episode of the SOMM TV podcast, Jason Wise chats with Matt Kettmann, Senior…

Sideways Merlot
Data Dive: Sideways and Its Impact on Merlot

In 2004, a solitary line from a movie – spewing hatred for Merlot – seemingly turned the…