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Tag Archives: Robert Sinskey Vineyards

• California vintners, regulators agree on diluted rules for wine regions

California vintners, regulators agree on diluted rules for wine regions

California winemakers have successfully pruned some labeling regulations they feared could hurt business, following a long behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign.After being pressed by everyone from the Paso Robles, Calif., mayor to California’s congressional delegation, Treasury Department officials on Thursday updated the rules for designating viticultural areas. They stopped short of what officials once proposed. “The changes […]

• How the American wine media portrays the 2010 harvest is critical

How the American wine media portrays the 2010 harvest is critical

I had the chance to meet with two pretty impressive wine minds this morning and an interesting topic emerged: How will the wine media in America portray the 2010 harvest/vintage in California/Napa/Sonoma?

Will they take the proper perspective, talk to numerous vintners and growers, take account of the different pace of ripenng for different varieties and give a balanced perspective?

Or will they undertake to paint with a brush so broad that upon speaking with one grower who described a difficult time or after looking only at one variety in one region or after tasting 4 two-month old barrel samples that don’t provide enough power decide the entire vintage is a bust?

• Napa Valley harvest report: Heat is most welcome

Napa Valley harvest report: Heat is most welcome

The most welcome heat is keeping the valley’s grapegrowers hopping, although at least one, Brian Nuss from Mount Veeder is keeping his eyes on both the grapes and the Giants, while another, Lee Hudson from Carneros, has resorted to poetry and predicts this year’s vintage is “full of promise.” The following is this week’s harvest […]