My Latest in Wines & Vines: Mendocino Harvest 2018

Mendocino Growers Optimistic for 2018 Harvest Conditions a return to normal, several growers report resorting to H2A process for labor   by L.M. Archer Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Butler Ranch, Anderson Valley. Ukiah, Calif.—From ideal flowering and “nearly normal” bud break, to favorable fruit set and encouraging cluster counts, Mendocino County growers and vintners are optimistic […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: William Heritage Vineyards 2014 Vintage Brut

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer The Hedonistic Taster by L.M. Archer William Heritage Vineyards | Outer Coastal Plain, NJ “Fiat vinum en vinea.”  (‘Let the wine be made in the vineyard.’) – Outer Coastal Plain AVA motto In my endless […]

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My Latest in Wines & Vines: Washington Wineries Move to Former Brewery

Washington Wineries Move to Former Brewery by L.M. Archer     Woodinville, Wash.—Sparkman Cellars and DeLille Cellars made what one described as a “game changing” move to set up shop in a vacant brewery once operated by Redhook. “There is not another Redhook,” says Chris Sparkman, director of winemaking and founder of Sparkman Cellars. “There’s […]

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