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Oceano Surprises at San Diego Judging Apr. 16, 2019

Wine Talk

The element of surprise is easily the most scintillating aspect of a "blind" wine tasting. When all ... Read More

Behind the Curtain Mar. 26, 2019

Wine Talk

PARIS — As my Boeing 787-900 touched down at Charles De Gaulle, I quietly thanked American Air... Read More

Somm Challenge's Biggest Winners Oct. 02, 2018

Wine Talk

Despite the fact that all wines are tasted blind and judges are shielded as much as possible from an... Read More

The Magnificent 7 Sep. 25, 2018

Wine Talk

The 10th annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition was staged over the pas... Read More

Winemaker Challenge: Other Notable Winners Feb. 07, 2017

Wine Talk

The Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, like most every wine competition, provides a... Read More

Holding on Tight in Healdsburg, California May. 08, 2016

Travel and Adventure

By Norma Meyer Before I taste a lip-smacking estate Syrah, I try not to get smacked by a big-rig tru... Read More

Unconventional Wisdom Feb. 23, 2016

Wine Talk

As the chill of winter recedes in the coming weeks and the first signs of spring begin to appear, th... Read More

The Hidden Wineries of Oxnard, California Dec. 12, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Kim Tracy Prince Oxnard, California, situated along the Pacific Coast just south of its more famo... Read More

2 Tips for Tailgate Sipping Sep. 29, 2015

Wine Talk

Now that football season is in full swing and weekend tailgate parties are as common as the falling ... Read More