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Beyond the Tasting Room: My SOMM Summit Wine Journey, Part 2 — Woodinville Wine Tour

On August 4th I posted a story about a trip for two that I won to the 2017 SOMM Summit International Wine & Spirits Symposium in Seattle, Washington. My story highlighted the symposium sessions and events that had the most … Continue reading

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Beyond the Tasting Room: My SOMM Summit Wine Journey, Part 1

When I got the call from Alexandra Pace at the San Francisco Wine School telling me that I had won two tickets to the 2017 SOMM Summit, International Wine & Spirits Symposium last month in Seattle, Washington—plus lodging—I was speechless. … Continue reading

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R&W Vineyards: Work, Love, and Play Give Rise to Fine Wine

It is often said, “The couple who plays together, stays together.” But, what about the couple who not only plays together but also works and lives together? For William (Bill) Wood and Noel Relyea, the relevancy in doing nearly everything … Continue reading

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The Elements that Bind: Biochemists William Wood and Noël Relyea Blend Work, Love and Play, Giving Rise to Fine Wine

William Wood and Noël Relyea, co-owners/co-winemakers of R&W Vineyards on The Elements that Bind: BiochemistMontebello Ridge in Cupertino, California, enjoy the fruits of their labor. R&W produces just 300 cases a year of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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