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Wine Word of the Week: Microclimate

July 5, 2011 by Kori  
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This week’s Wine Word of the Week is microclimate. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Microclimate is a widely misused term meaning strictly the climate within a defined and usually very restricted space or position. In viticulture, it might be at specified positions between rows of vines, or distances above the [...]

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Defending Mike Thompson

July 5, 2011 by steve  
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Somebody has to defend Rep. Mike Thompson, the Democrat representing California’s North Coast in the U.S. Congress, from the heavy-handed smear job in yesterday’s New York Times, and it might as well be me. Actually, I’m sure lots of people will rise up to support the Congressman, but I just want to be among them. [...]