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Jefford on Monday: Up The Steep Hill | decanter.com

Jefford on Monday: Up The Steep Hill | decanter.com | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
I've never, alas, tasted an Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Eisele Vineyard. My newly acquired enthusiasm for great Napa Cabernet, though, suggests that I'd like it a lot.
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Araujo. Eisele. Say no more.

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Why Are Wine Wholesaler Middlemen Liars? - Fermentation

Why Are Wine Wholesaler Middlemen Liars? - Fermentation | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
I don't know if it would come as a surprise to readers of FERMENTATION, but it most certainly would come as a surprise to state Alcohol Beverage Commission
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The best part of this piece is in the comments section. Talk about the devil and the deep blue sea...

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Labor Trends May Challenge Wine Industry

Labor Trends May Challenge Wine Industry | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
 
Robert Eyler, president of Economic Forensics and Analytics and a professor at Sonoma State University, offered employment statistics for Napa County on Thursday at Impact Napa.
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I always wondered where they slept. 

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Bye bye Bordeaux? Um, apparently Ningxia is the ‘Napa Valley of China’

Bye bye Bordeaux? Um, apparently Ningxia is the ‘Napa Valley of China’ | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
By Jim Boyce “[Fill in the blank] is the Bordeaux of China.” I have heard such statements — based on the fact certain parts of China are at or near the same latitude as Bordeaux — about a billion times.
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Well, as soon as they get better at the continental climate thingy...

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Think How You Drink - Spittoon.biz

Think How You Drink - Spittoon.biz | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
Think How You Drink - video Most young adults enjoy a drink as part of their lives without it being a problem to the minority however...
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Well, at least it's sort of fascinating in a voyeuristic way. 

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The online future is a social one

The online future is a social one | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it

I am fortunate that my brief career as a media sort of person has coincided with some of the most dramatic changes in how media is delivered.


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Jamie Goode Rocks. As usual.

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Tony Correia: More M&A deals amid looming grape, vine shortage – North Bay Business Journal - North San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma, Marin, Napa counties - Archive

Tony Correia: More M&A deals amid looming grape, vine shortage – North Bay Business Journal - North San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma, Marin, Napa counties - Archive | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
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Two big sales in the last two weeks alone. They stopped planting for the last few years. Here we go again. 

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California Agriculture Online

California Agriculture Online | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
A quarterly journal of peer-reviewed research and news. Website includes full text PDF files from 1946 to present, and full-text HTML files from 1990 forward. All can be searched and downloaded.
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Methyl Bromide. Nasty stuff. Seriously. 

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Master of Wine candidate from mainland China: Huang Shan on sampling, selling and studying wine | Grape Wall of China

Master of Wine candidate from mainland China: Huang Shan on sampling, selling and studying wine | Grape Wall of China | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
By Jim Boyce I recently talked to Huang Shan -- the only mainland China citizen in the Master of Wine program -- for Wine Enthusiast magazine. The story was
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I'm gaga over the Chinese wine biz backstory, not the huge tastings or much ado about Bordeaux...stories like this are where the rubber meets the road there. Sort of like reading about the old west now. 

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Jefford on Monday: A Walk On The Wild Side

Jefford on Monday: A Walk On The Wild Side | Southern California Wine and Craft Spirits Journal | Scoop.it
This was, perhaps, the most endearing French event I have taken part in since arriving here three years ago.

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A great way to start September. 

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