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Fukushima Legacy Hits 2011 Napa Vintage…But Don’t Panic

In March 2011 a massive earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima province on Japan’s east coast.  The massive concern in the subsequent aftermath was at the Daiichi nuclear power plant.  The initial damage from the earthquake, and subsequent damage from the tsunami left 3 reactors in meltdown, and officials scrambling to contain the radioactive …

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FRENCH WINE BEHEMOTH TAKES OUT INSURANCE IN NAPA

I just got the press release through from the brilliant team at AXA Millésimes that they’ve gone all “West Coast” and bought themselves Outpost Wines from Napa Valley.  Has MD Christian Seely been watching too much Baywatch?  Or is there real method here behind this splash of the cash? Well of course there’s method to …

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The Best of Burgundy #5: On Yer Bike, Son!


Burgundy is really one of those places that is great to use to explain a few more general things. Last post I was saying about terroir and how everywhere in the world has it and is affected by it, but Burgundy’s one of those places where it’s easy to highlight the big differences it makes. …


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