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» No comments   |   Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

At the end of the twisting, hilly Ballard Canyon Road the words had become almost a mantra: “Harvested two and three weeks early. Water not yet a problem but…” The Rusack winery has its own well system, but the tannish-brownish Santa Rita Hills tell the story. Like the rest of California, Santa Barbara County is [...]

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» 1 Comment   |   Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

As clocks finish chiming at midnight tonight, the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau will be released. Those who know and care will be on hand in their favorite watering hole to be among the first to taste the fruity run-off of the first pressings of this famous wine region, whose Gamay grape was banned from Burgundy way [...]

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» No comments   |   Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

Having just come from Firestone Winery and barely a year past visits to Chalk Hill Estate and Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma County, all of them  stars in the Foley Family Wines stable, I was not surprised at the high quality of the wines in the Foley Estates Winery. The estate bearing his name was bought [...]

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