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THE BEST WINERIES IN AMERICA – THE TOP 4 ARE FROM CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST!

Recently The Daily Meal  published a list of the 101 Best Wineries in America (to read that article click here). The Underground is linked to The Daily Meal and is a contributor. The list was compiled from selections made by sommeliers, chefs, restaurateurs, and wine writers based on quality, consistency, and value. The list was […]

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CALERA WINE COMPANY

My history with Calera goes back to the very beginning in the early 1970s. More recently, I visited the winery again in 2011 and wrote an article entitled Kudos For Calera. And now I have just tasted the current releases (including the stunning 2010 Mt. Harlan Pinot Noirs) and revisited the winery to taste the […]

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RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: VOLUME III, NUMBER 3 (DECEMBER – JANUARY, 1982)

As we began 1982, Volume III, Number 3 offered the following articles: One Winedrinker’s Opinion – Wine Prices Are Coming Down, Brut Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Distinctive New Wines featuring the great 1978 Chalone Pinot Noir, California Cabernets, Zinfandels, 1979 Red Burgundies, and 1979 Red Rhones. We are currently reproducing  Volume III, Number 3 of The […]

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NEW WINES TO CONSIDER AS WE RAPIDLY APPROACH THE END OF THE YEAR

I am always looking for new and different wines. These range from obscure “Under the Radar” wines to the latest Burgundy vintage and other wines tasted from barrel. Around the year end holidays is always a time to relax and enjoy life. That includes time with family and friends and food and wine.  So as […]

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Retrospective Review: Volume I, Number 2 (October-November 1979)

California Chardonnay

After taking California Pinot Noir in our first issue, we turned to California Chardonnay as the focus of our second issue. But, unlike Pinot Noir, Chardonnay was already wildly popular as a generally fruity, oaky, easy-to-drink beverage.

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