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Paso Robles wine region

Misty rain is falling on the vines at Bovina Vineyards in Paso Robles, California, when I sit down for lunch with Steven Anglim, head winemaker, and Dan Souza, the winery’s owner. The sky is slate gray, but it’s not obstructing the sublime view from the winery’s dining room — miles and miles of green hills, […]

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California’s Temecula Valley wine

Anyone seeking the perfect weekend wine trip from California’s southern coast simply has to look inland. The fairytale pink clouds and chateau wineries of Temecula sit in Riverside County just over an hour north from San Diego and one-and-a-half hours south from Los Angeles. Temecula Valley’s modern wine production roots date back more than 50 […]

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Modern history of Israeli wine

For much of the world, Israeli wine is associated with kosher wine. At best, it’s associated with family and tradition. At worst, it’s relegated to something sweet and cheap. Yet millennia before France, Italy, and Spain became go-to countries for good wine, Israel was a world-class wine-producing region. Now, it’s reclaiming its position. Israel is […]