Author: Paul Hodgins

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Best California Wines 2016

California wines keep getting better and better. 2016 was no exception. I did some serious wine drinking in 2016, people. And it was for you, of course — all for you. Sure it was. (Full...

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Champagne Loosens Its Tie And Does The Dab

Champagne and caviar. Champagne and oysters. Champagne and whatever’s on that little silver tray they’re passing around. That’s so Downton Abbey! How about taking off the tux and pairing your champagne with a bucket of popcorn...

$285 for a bottle of — wait, what?

  We just got a $285 bottle of wine in the mail. The price made sense, considering the winery: Ovid. This boutique operation occupies a prized spot on Pritchard Hill near St. Helena, which some...

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