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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

Wow! What a year 2013 has been. For me, it was, unfortunately, the year of an unpredictable set back in my health (to read about that click here). But, fortunately, I am getting very much back to normal (whatever that is) and I am certainly looking forward to 2014. The new year 2014 is the […]

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ARE NUTRITIONAL LABELS COMING TO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS?

  This is the question posed in a recent Associated Press article by Mary Clare Jalonick. Here is the first part of that article: ”Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. The Treasury Department, which regulates alcohol, said this past […]

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ATTENTION ALL WINE CONSUMERS: WINE INGREDIENT LABELING IS HERE!

     HERE IS THE FIRST LABEL FROM RIDGE VINEYARDS WITH INGREDIENT LABELING Ridge is now listing all the ingredients going into its wines on the back label. This is a historic event and is fully explained on their website in an article entitled “Why is Ridge adding INGREDIENTS to its back labels?” (To read […]

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A SHIFTING LANDSCAPE

  INTRODUCTION Allen R. Balik is a Underground contributing editor (to read his biography click here) who also writes a bi-weekly wine column in the On Wine section of the Napa Valley Register. The article below first appeared in the February 21, 2013 edition of Napa Valley Register. It speaks to the subject of wine and […]

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THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY AS WE BRIEFLY LOOK BACK AND THEN CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

  Third Anniversary The Underground is now celebrating its 3rd anniversary on line and over 33 years since it first appeared as a print publication. So Happy Anniversary to us! From the beginning the Underground was focused on the wine consumer. In the first issue (Volume I Number 1 August-September 1979) I wrote a One Winedrinker’s […]

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