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Profiles on young winos

Of late, I’m doing interviews for a story on the next generation of winemakers. Twenty- or thirty-somethings, like Jeff Pisoni, or Dave Phinney at Orin Swift. It’s so refreshing to hear about their winemaking process, punctuated by a lot of humility, gratitude to the Old World and too much beer (Phinney, maker of that nectar o’ gods The Prisoner, keeps it re-zeal with Bud. "Wine confuses me enough," he says. "I don’t need my beer to be confusing."). The story comes out Sept. 6.   

Posted by on August 28, 2006.


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Jessica Yadegaran has been a lifestyle writer and wine writer for the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California, since 2004. She discovered wine, and all its sensual and intellectual pleasures, while working at the San Luis Obispo Tribune and frolicking in the Central Coast’s burgeoning wine country. But her relationship with wine goes a [...]more →