CLOVERDALE, Calif. - The hottest emerging wine region in the country was getting a lot of buzz at the largest American wine competition here last month: Paso Robles.
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Constellation Brands is closing its Blackstone Winery tasting room and winemaking facilities in Kenwood this March and will put the property up for sale.
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2006 Shafer Vineyards "Hillside Select" Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag's Leap District, Napa Napa Cabernet is getting a pretty bad rap these days from ordinary wine consumers, and from the economy as a whole. In some ways it has fallen from a pinnacle that may never be reached again -- a place where people really didn't blink an eye about paying $200 for a bottle of California wine.
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Some years ago, I wrote a 20-question wine quiz that was extremely difficult. Written for my private wine newsletter, it had questions so difficult to answer that only one person got 18 correct — and she is a wine historian! Two persons got 16 right, and of dozens of entrants, no one else got as many as 12.
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, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the quest for even faster methods of communication, acolytes of Social Media (think Twitter, FourSquare, Yelp, Facebook, YouTube) continue to embrace one of the Internet's best connective platforms — The Blog.
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