News Archives: USA

Zinfandel: American Heritage in a Glass

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Featured Image: The Ueberroth Vineyard in Paso Robles, planted in 1885, is the oldest of Turley’s Zinfandel holdings. These vines are ungrafted, head-trained, and dry-farmed. Since its earliest mentions in horticultural catalogs of the 1820s, Zinfandel has been claimed as America’s own wine variety. Long steeped in myth and speculation, its arrival to the United … Read More

This Must Be The Place: Homesteading with Favia Wines

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“The most trifling action, every little thing accomplished, has something of importance in the great cosmic household, and it is merely a question of being aware of this importance.” – Rudolf Steiner, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment, 1904 e·col·o·gy – late 19th century, from German Ökologie, from Ancient Greek οἶκος ‎(oîkos, “house”) Just east … Read More

Rad Dad Wines: Father’s Day Selections from the USA

June 2016 Theise Tasting 50

Father’s Day is this Sunday, so we thought it would be great fun to celebrate some of our excellent domestic wines that are perfect fits for Father’s Day – wines that are made by fathers whose children are also involved in their family’s wineries. Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy! CRISTOM, 2014 Estate Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills, … Read More

The Story of the Black Chicken

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“Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs, and a black chicken.” And thus went one of the hundreds of phone orders to the Biale homestead via the old shared “party line” phone service in Napa. Back in the 1940’s, Aldo … Read More