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ALCHEMY?…ANOTHER REASON FOR INGREDIENT LABELING?

In an article by James Duren entitled “Bye Bye Oak Barrel: Spanish Sleuths Discover Aroma Yeast” yet another case was made by researchers to put more additives in wine. Take a look: It may be the smallest of elements which have the biggest impact on flavor.  A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of […]

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WHERE HAS NAPA VALLEY GONE?

LONG TIME PASSING WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? As I look back on the changes in Napa Valley over the last 40 years since my friends and I first started going there in the early 1970s, I cannot help but reflect on the great Pete Seeger song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”. This song […]

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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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THE SORDID STORY OF WINE MANIPULATION & WINE FRAUD COVERING OVER 40 YEARS OF TASTING OLD WINES

PART I WINE MANIPULATION  & WINE FRAUD – THE EARLY STORY Introduction One of my predictions for 2012 (to read the predictions click here) was that disclosures would be made this year relative to the allegations of fraud contained in several lawsuits that have been pending for the last few years. In the Underground view, […]

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