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  • FROM THE SONOMA COAST, CHARDONNAYS OF ENERGY AND MEMORIES

    by The New York Times

    The Sonoma Coast has been on my mind quite a bit lately. First came a wine panel tasting in February of pinot noirs from the region. Now, we have followed up with a tasting of 20 Sonoma Coast chardonnays from recent vintages. In both tastings, we found wines …

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  • CALIFORNIA’S NEW GENERATION OF SOUGHT-AFTER WINES

    by SF Chronicle

    Gianpaolo Paterlini (middle), the wine director at both Acquerello and 1760 restaurants in S.F., tastes wine with bar manager Christopher Longoria (left) and sommelier David Roby at 1760. One block of Polk Street separates…

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  • THE BEST PINOT NOIRS IN THE WORLD (OUTSIDE BURGUNDY)

    by Decanter

    It’s the grape that stars in some of the world’s most expensive and rarest red wines when grown in its home territory of Burgundy. But how is it performing elsewhere? Our expert panel tasted the best of the rest to find out. Stephen Brook appraises the results …

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  • THE BEST CHARDONNAYS IN THE WORLD (OUTSIDE BURGUNDY)

    by Decanter

    CHARDONNAY, MOST WINE lovers agree, is the noblest white grape variety (we’ll allow Riesling enthusiasts a dissenting voice). But at least four decades have gone by since it was a monopoly of the Burgundy region and …

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