Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wine is a Time Machine to the Early 1980’s

I was rummaging through my personal wine cellar looking for wines I had produced back in the early 1980’s. I came across a Quail Run Cabernet 1982 I had produced with my UC Davis school mate Stan Clark. Wine has … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Traditions Old and New

Thanksgiving is an ancient concept formalized as a national holiday in the USA fairly recently. It is based on the season of growing and harvesting coming to a close. Food is abundant and the work pace is no longer frantic … Continue reading

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Gilbert Cellars Post Harvest 2012: Power and Elegance

Ah, 2012. We shall remember you fondly-from your slightly earlier and warmer spring to your consistently hot and sunny summer and, finally, your nonstop, promising crush. From what he’s seeing in barrel so far, Justin thinks this vintage will have … Continue reading

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We take a look at the 30-year celebration of the establishment of the Yakima Valley American Viticulture Area.

Showcase Yakima/Grown To Greatness Yakima Valley was the first American Viticulture Area (AVA) established in Washington in 1983, and it continues to be the most significant source of quality grapes for Washington wines. There are now 88 wineries in Yakima … Continue reading

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