Think Documentaries always show both sides nowadays, and you’re living in the past. “Mondovino” a one sided Documentary on wine try’s to explain why the Mondavi family is the devil and French first growth is always good. After this review from the Chronicle, I’m not to sure if I want to see the film.
You know, you really hate to see things like this. Yesterday a tanker full of wine turned over on highway 12 in Sonoma spilling some 5500 gallons. Clean up crews were hard at work with sponges and bottles but very little could be salvaged.
It’s official: To use the name Napa on your label, the wine must contain Napa Grapes. The long court battle against companies that have abused the name Napa finally came to a close on Monday.
The Glassy winged Sharpshooters (Homalodisca coagulata) have made an appearance again in California, this time in Napa/Sonoma. These small pests have the ability to wipe out acres of vineyards. When a sharpshooter pierces the woody stem of a vine to feed on the sap, it transmits a deadly bacteria, which in turn causes Pierce’s Disease.
An article on how the attack works: Science Now
The Chronicle released a list of some of their wine picks for Cabernet in the 30-50 dollar category. Try a bottle and see if your taste buds agree.
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