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Once a stop on the way to the Grand Canyon, this southwestern mountain town has become a destination in its own right, says Elaine Chukan-Brown, dishing on the best new bars and restaurants.
Back in 1995, when Markus Goodfellow started buying syrah from a Yamhill vineyard, he dubbed the resulting wine “Fool’s Errand.” That pretty much summed up the prevailing feeling about the variety in Oregon’s cool climate. And yet, today, the state is turning out some of the most exciting examples in the US. David Schildknecht reports.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Mourvèdre on the Rise
Accelerated growing seasons are shifting the balance from grenache toward mourvèdre in some of the top vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Josh Raynolds reports from the Rhône.
Amid concerns about drought and climate change, a few Sunshine State growers and winemakers are looking toward mourvedre, and revealing a completely different expression of the variety, says Luke Sykora.