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David Lake: Patriarch of Washington State Syrah

David Lake (1943-2009) was one of the most influential pioneers in the history of the Washington State wine industry. He is credited with producing Washington State’s first vineyard-designated wines as well as the state’s first Syrah.

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Great Winemakers: Stefano and Giuseppe Inama of Veneto’s Soave

Inama is revered as one of the top producers of high quality Soave. Our reviews at the bottom of this article show why. We recently visited Stefano Inama at his winery to find out how he makes such superb wines. … Continue reading

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Halter Ranch: A Paso Robles Environmental Gem

In the year 2000, Swiss businessman and ardent environmentalist Hansjörg Wyss purchased 960 acres of the historic  MacGillivray located on Adelaida Road, about 11 miles west of Paso Robles and just 14 miles from the Pacific.  He renamed it Halter … Continue reading

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Discussing Champagne with Roederer’s Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon

Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, Louis Roederer’s Chef de Caves, came to Washington, DC, last week. We spent an hour talking with him about Champagne before we all sat down to a Champagne luncheon in his honor hosted by Maisons Marques & Domaines. … Continue reading

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