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Lots of images come to mind when you think of Venice — the art, the architecture, and canals and gondolas. Vineyards? Not so much. Can’t imagine vineyards in Venice, although historians tell us that they were there — some even in the San Marco quarter — in earlier days when the city was less crowded and more concerned with self-sufficiency.
… Sue and I have just returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio (look for a series of industry reports on Valpolicella and Prosecco in the coming weeks) and now we are getting ready to head to Napa, California for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium that will be held there on September 22 and 23. The theme…
… concerns itself primarily with “le Sud-Ouest”—the part of the country that includes France’s largest region, Languedoc. Immaculately tended vineyards: home to an extraordinary selection The biologists, viticulturists, scientists and many others who work at l’Institut are very much wired in to the realities past, present and future of wine. However…
… OK, so The World — the whole world! — is not really coming to Walla Walla, the lively wine town in Southeast Washington State, but the city and AVA are hosting two events that promise to draw participants from far and wide. Sue and I will be attending both, so we thought we’d fill you in. The World of Syrah 2014 is the Walla Walla AVA’s 30th…