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California Diaries 2022
New wave producers with Italian Grapes in the Golden state
In the spring of 2022, I travelled from one end of California wine country to the other with a burning question : Why aren’t there more vineyards planted to Italian varieties in California’s Italy-like climes ? Alot of that has to do with grapenomics and decisions made a generation ago. But today that is changing thanks to a New Wave of adventurous Italophile producers.