In the shadow of Napa, Sonoma has more soil varieties than all of France

IMG_6495The recent earthquake in Napa reminds us that plate tectonics have shaped the Napa Valley. But we shouldn’t forget that plate tectonics have also shaped the neighboring Sonoma Valley. In an interesting article in the Daily Beast, Clive Irving examines how plate tectonics have gifted Sonoma with more soil varieties than all of France. [Read more].

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Wine industry tallies spilled wine, shattered barrels

Wine industry tallies spilled wine, shattered barrels.

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6.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Napa, Fires Burning, People Trapped

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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Online Wine Auctioneer Arrested on Embezzlement Charges | Collecting News | Collecting | Wine Spectator

Online Wine Auctioneer Arrested on Embezzlement Charges | Collecting News | Collecting | Wine Spectator.

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Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator.

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Zinfandel? In the Summer?

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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Go Texan Restaurant Roundup, July 21-27

The seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up is just around the corner. Make your plans to dine out during the annual dine-out week, featuring the flavors of Texas as GO TEXAN restaurants highlight the finest Lone Star food and wine and also make donations to food banks across the state. View a list of this year’s participating restaurants. Sign up hereGo Texan for monthly updates on food, wine and more from GO TEXAN.

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