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Harvey Steiman

September 2007

New Developments from Soter, Bergström
Posted: Sep 28, 2007 11:23am ET
Two prominent Oregon winemakers are involved with big new projects that will be debuting this fall. I got the first taste of these important new wines from Tony Soter and Josh Bergström this week, the first time either wine was shown to a journalist.
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Oregon Picks, With One Eye on the Sky
Posted: Sep 27, 2007 11:36am ET
Skies are clear and daytime temperatures are in the 70s this week in Oregon's Willamette Valley. They have started picking Pinot Noir grapes, but the growers and winemakers are nervous. They're expecting rain this weekend, the first of a series of storms lined up to wash across the Pacific Northwest coast.
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New Book Takes a Close Look at Washington
Posted: Sep 24, 2007 3:58pm ET
With all that has happened to boost the quality and profile of Washington wines in the past few years, we needed a good book on the subject. The number of existing wineries, counted in the dozens only a decade ago, passed 500 sometime last year.
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Mollydooker Finds a Home
Posted: Sep 20, 2007 3:05pm ET
After an acrimonious breakup with their American partner in Marquis Philips, Sparky and Sarah Marquis have scraped together enough money and called on some of their longstanding contacts in McLaren Vale to start up a new label.
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Henschke Getting Too Rarefied
Posted: Sep 10, 2007 12:13pm ET
Every time Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace comes through my tasting room, it embarrasses me. It's not the quality; it may be Australia's single greatest wine. It's not just the price ($500 plus per bottle).
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A Vegas Bet: Schiopetto or Gaja?
Posted: Sep 4, 2007 10:30am ET
Passing through Las Vegas on the way from Colorado to San Francisco recently, my wife and I stopped for dinner at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. We just wanted a light dinner, and ordered some grilled prawns , an octopus and potato salad, a whole fish and some vegetables.
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