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Looking Beyond Local #MWWC12 Troon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Applegate Valley, Oregon 2008

We in the West with more money than sense have made religion out of things local. Like buying indulgences, that carrot at your farmer’s market or grandma’s un-labeled jam makes us feel like we have done our part.

Delicious or dangerous, buying local frees us of our carbon-footprint guilt.

OK, directing money back into the native economy slices out the middle-person. Yes, things grown from the same soil, sun, waters, and hands tend to synchronize well with similar products (see terroir). Continue reading

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piNOT NOir, saratoga winery, LODI, NY 2009

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. This is just wrong. A bottle of bestiality parading a pinot in order to pander to the puerile, lowest, and least in all of … Continue reading

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