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Valley Wine Grape Growers Thankful For Rain | Abc30.com

(KFSN) -- The recent wet weather is welcome news to Valley wine grape growers. The Winegrowers Association says last week's storm and the approaching one are a great start for a hopefully normal season. Since grapes are dormant this time of year, rain won't do any damage and will only create better conditions in the spring.
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Brian Carter excels with Washington blends | Kitsap Week - Central Kitsap Reporter

Brian Carter, owner of Brian Carter Cellars, walks through Klipsun Vineyard on Washington?s Red Mountain during harvest. He was collecting samples of grapes before deciding when he wanted to pick Cabernet Sauvignon.        - Andy Perdue / Great Northwest Wine Jeff Archer La Mesa The final solution to the Mount Soledad War Memorial is an inclusive war memorial to all who served and died for their country, not just Christians. An example is located on Interstate 15 between Barstow and Las Vegas. Letters and commentary policy The U-T welcomes and encourages community dialogue on important public matters. Please visit this page for more details on our letters and commentaries policy. P.O. Box 120191 San Diego, CA 92112-0191. This small rustic war memorial consists of a Christian cross and a Star of David.
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Hosting a holiday party? There's an app for that - The Grand Island Independent: Food

10 Things Holiday Snacks: Cracker Bark If youre looking for a gift of wine, it can be a bit intimidating, especially if youre not sure about someones taste in wine. Your safest way to go in that case is with a Pinot Noir, said Asmaro. Its a lighter red. When you know someones favorite wine, gift giving becomes much easier. You can always buy them a bottle of their favorite, or you can take thoughtfulness a step further. Contact the wine producer to find out their recommendation in their special release selections or get advice on an upgrade in the same or similar palate spectrum as their favorite wine. Does price really matter?
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Roadshow: Good deeds on road remembered - San Jose Mercury News

Passers-by fix a tire for a stranger. image credit: Andy Perdue / Great Northwest Wine Dec 14, 2014 at 4:00PM By ANDY PERDUE and ERIC DEGERMAN Great Northwest Wine When Brian Carter decided to make his way back to the Pacific Northwest, Mount St. Helens had just erupted and there wasnt much of a wine industry north of the Columbia River. But the Oregon native was determined to make his mark when he came to the Seattle area in 1980, and he has accomplished greatness in the decades since. Carter was the head wine maker for Paul Thomas Wines and Washington Hills/Apex Cellars before launching his own brand in the late 1990s and establishing his winery in Woodinville in 2002 with business partner Michael Stevens. When Carter opened his tasting room, not far from Ste. Michelle, he was one of the only wineries there. Today, Woodinville has more than 100 tasting rooms. Carters focus is on blends, and today he crafts no fewer than 10 different wines.
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Russell's Retro offers a blast to the past

The record is playing: How to Strip for Your Husband. Its Volume 2, no less. Those who lived or grew up back when vintage was actually new arent the only ones who appreciate wares like a lime-green leather chaise lounge and glass grapes. Shumate says he gets a kick out of parents explaining out-of-date rotary phones and tube TVs tucked in wooden cabinets. Kids to adults love this stuff, he says. I dont feel like I work a day in my life. Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star.
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U-T San Diego Letters to the editor for Dec. 14, 2014 | UTSanDiego.com

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Finding fine wine - Tri-County Times: Human Interests, Social News, Recipes

When we'd just about decided to turn around, we came into a clearing at the top of a hill. It was a beautiful home, and the man was so happy we'd changed our minds. We spent the better part of the afternoon listening to his stories (his vineyards supplied grapes for one of the big wineries) over some of the best wine (self-bottled), and locally made cheese and bread, all the while enjoying a breathtaking view of the valley.
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