Wine Spotlight

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Croatia: The Time is Ripe

Good weather, hard work, education, and intelligent promotion could give winemakers in the south-eastern European country of Croatia one of their best chances yet for greater international commercial acclaim.
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A Trip to the Rhône, Part II

A long weekend in the Northern Rhône would give us a chance to taste from the major producers—Chapoutier, Jaboulet Aîné, Guigal—and from a few of the smaller ones, too. The trip would serve as a kind of a reconnaissance, a chance to test, and sample, the waters, and to get a sense of what tasting wine in France is like.
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Taking Flight: Walla Walla Wine Incubators

In 2006, the Port of Walla Walla in Washington State constructed buildings to serve as space for new start-up wineries. Inside the five whimsical-colored buildings, that resemble a village out of “The Simpsons” cartoon, are winemakers with an entrepreneurial spirit and the dream of someday flying away from the incubators to be on their own.