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[Updated January 14, 2015.  Our original article alleged that Brooke Gadke owned Maggy Hawk.  In fact, the owner is Barbara Banke.  Ms. Gadke is the estate manager.  Our apologies for this error...

Carol enjoying a barrel sample of Zin

Two Oldies From Carol Shelton

Quite a few years back we visited Carol Shelton’s tasting room.  Carol is justifiably famous for her zinfandels.  We tried a number of her offerings and settled on two bottles each from her...

The Band

Lynmar Estate Madmen Ball

  [Update August 23: Lynmar has posted a photo gallery of the Madmen Ball.] We are long-time members of Lynmar Estate’s Advocates wine club.  When we got the invitation to the Lynmar...

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What Is Champagne?

What is Champagne? This question is raised by a story on NPR’s Morning Edition.  The focus of the story was Champagne.  There were so many inaccuracies and misstatements that I’m writing two pieces...