Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

    More than Wines of South America being an important body of work, it's about the author for me. Please don't misunderstand me. This latest book by Evan Goldstein is just brilliant, but that's what I've come to expect from him; and, that's why he's even more important to me than the books he's producing...

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      Finally, I’m a Convert

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      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - And so it's always fun for me to keep an eye on who's doing what. I first became aware of Carica Wines, at the first Wine Blogger's Conference held in Sonoma County. Carica hosted a picnic in their vineyards, just a few miles from where I live, and I met a lot of great people at that event... The most important of whom were the people from both Carica Wines and Delfim Costa of Enoforum Wines.

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      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - The Jackson Family Wines is a huge umbrella. When we think of the name Jackson, it's mostly associated with their most popular and launch brand, which is Kendall-Jackson. This name is only a microcosm within their real macrocosmic selves. The real truth behind their struggle, in my personal experiences, was something that I just encountered again, as Steve Heimoff and I spoke about his new job.

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      Domaine Carneros

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