2024-05-29 8:00 PM

Dowd on Drinks: California Harvest In Question

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The grape harvest on the five Russian River Valley ranches supplying grapes to the winemakers at Sonoma-Cutrer wrapped up several weeks early this year, a testament more to good old-fashioned manpower than to the quality of the growing season.

Dowd on Drinks: Trust Labels More Than Bragging

I was perusing a heavily-advertised superstore in upstate New York the other day, a wine and spirits emporium near fabled Saratoga Springs — a great business location when the historic thoroughbred horse racing season runs in August through Labor Day and lots of money comes to town.