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Malibu Wine Country!! Wait. What?

Malibu Coast vintners — all 52 of them — are doing a victory dance right now.

Rant Rant Rant Rant. My Opinion. And I Share It.

I will admit that some Napa Chards have exceeded the idea of balance in favor of the overdone ("What was that vintage? 2006 Louisville Slugger? Yum!") With that being said, I'd rather have an overoaked Chard than one that tastes like lemonade laced with pineapple juice. I want WINE, not a melted popsicle.
View from Ridge Winery

Steven Spurrier – Interview and Winery Tour

He single-handedly - along with the finest palates in France - brought California wine to the world's consciousness, thereby giving credibility to New World wines overall. Let's just say that it wasn't a happy moment for the finest palates in France.

Nevada Winery Law: From Whoopee to WTF in 3.5 Seconds

So how did I go from ecstasy to dismay faster than a funny car at the Winternationals?
Tasting Room at Pahrump Valley Winery

The Accidental Activist – Continued

I really shouldn't call it a silly law because it was there for a reason. While there are several, it can be summed up in one quote: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Yeah, But Does Nevada Really Need a Wine Industry?

I mean really? Does Nevada need a wine industry? After all, money isn’t everything.
"Sheri's Ranch" by Satori Son. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sheri%27s_Ranch.JPG#

Nevada’s Wineries vs Brothels Dilemma, Cont’d.

If your county has a population of 700,000, you can have whorehouses but you can't have wineries. Stupid.
Tahoe Ridge Winery Vineyard

Nevada and Wineries and Bordellos, Oh My!

In Nevada, what do whorehouses and wineries have in common?

Today’s Tasting Note – California Sauv Blanc

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I'm always comparing them to their French counterparts.
Central Coast Scenery

The New California Wine – A Book Review

What that means is that the past few weeks have seen me immersed neck-deep in California wine. Figuratively speaking, of course.