A 6.1 magnitude quake hit just Southwest of Napa in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 24, 2014. There are early reports of damaged buildings, fires in the northern part of the town of Napa, and trapped individuals.
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Zinfandel is one of those wines about which people have strong opinions. Some like its big, powerful, and spicy character. Others think its high alcohol content and robust nature is too strong for them. New York Times columnist Eric Asimov recently re-discovered Zinfandel in his Wine School column which you can read here.
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Did you assume that your favorite wine was just fermented grape juice. Think again. Mega-wineries and even some small boutique wineries rely upon chemical additives to adjust the flavor and even the color of their wines. Paul Draper, chief winemaker at Ridge, thinks it’s time for all wineries to include their ingredients on their labels. Read about Paul’s battle with other winemakers here.