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American Rhone is here

At long last my book has been published by the University of California Press. Here are a couple of options for you to buy it: http://amzn.to/2bFqiWE http://bit.ly/ucpamrhone  

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A Fruitless Endeavor

A piece which appeared on the Lucky Peach website in 2015: http://luckypeach.com/a-fruitless-endeavor-2/  

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On the Enigmatic

Note: This piece originally appeared in 2010 on the website zesterdaily.com and then mysteriously disappeared – so it reappears here slightly altered from its original form. 1. I saw a Neil Young show the other night. I’ve loved his music all … Continue reading

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California & Walla Walla Syrah – a Status Report, 2014

This talk was delivered at the opening program for the Celebrate Walla Walla wine event, devoted to syrah, on June 20, 2014. Tiny portions of this speech appeared previously, in considerably different forms, notably on zesterdaily.com, where more musings on … Continue reading

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Cabernet in Napa, Cabernet in Walla Walla

The following is a slightly edited version of a speech I delivered at the first Celebrate Walla Walla event held the third weekend in June, 2013, comparing cabernet sauvignon in the two regions: I want to thank the Alliance for … Continue reading

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WRO, A Taste of the Truth, December 2007

“A Taste of the Truth” When you visit kj.com, the home page of the Kendall-Jackson, there is a picture of its patriarch and owner, Jess Jackson, leg up on a pile of attractive rubble in one of his vineyards. Beneath … Continue reading

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WRO, l’Affaire Ojai, February, 2008

Adam Tolmach owns Ojai Winery, in California’s south Central Coast. He’s been making wine for more than 30 years, with significant stints at Zaca Mesa and a brief but important period as a partner with Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen. … Continue reading

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