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February 21, 2017
We kept driving and driving and driving. All the way from Portland Airport to Kennewick. It's about three and a half hours. By today's standards, that's barely a Sunday drive but I'd only been living in the US a couple years. My sense of distance was very much based on having lived most my life in London, where a four and a half hour drive could almost get me across the Channel to France or Belgium....


February 11, 2017
How is late-harvest wine made? Renaissance Vineyard & Winery's Diana Werner, knew a thing or two...

Ripe white-wine grapes are allowed to remain on the vine until they begin to shrivel and form raisins. Ideally the damp autumn evenings create the conditions for Botrytis cinerea to grow.