Old Vines-A Tale of Days Gone By

So many things get better with age…women, for example…and of course, wine and vines.   There are fabulous old vines that make exceptional wine in many regions of  the world. Historic vines, and the stories behind the wines they make are so interesting to me.  Here’s an example of some old-vine Zin in nearby Amador County. Enjoy the read.…

US Wine Label Laws–Fact #2

As mentioned in previous posts, an AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a geographic designation for grape growing regions in the United States.  Areas typically have unique topographic and climatic conditions which can have an effect upon terroir.  These AVAs often have specific reputations, thereby, creating a desire upon the part of many winemakers to identify their…