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Becoming Climate Refugees

Trying to escape the California wildfires It’s the second time we’ve evacuated in four days We drive north and east, away from Napa Valley, away from the flames, away, we hope, from the noxious smoke. But as the highway ascends into the…

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Spring Break, Napa Style

Here in the northern half of Napa Valley — what locals call upvalley — spring break is underway. Yes, schools are out this week, but that’s not really what it’s all about here in wine country. Nor is it about…

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Breaking Bud

Pardon my photography, which is informed more by enthusiasm than focus as I’m walking the dog along our twice-daily path past the vineyards that border our neighborhood. If you’ll indulge me: squint and look closely at the stick-looking thing in the…

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Vintage 2017

I assume that you are fond of wine. Given the current stats, according to the Wine Institute — the per capita consumption of wine in the U.S. was 2.83 gallons in 2015 and climbing every year — I’m making a pretty safe bet.…

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