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Spending time with grandkids meant legal fight for Hobart couple Like most grandparents, Rick and Mary Bowers' faces light up when they share stories of the times...

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Ashwaubenon elementary schools lengthen days Some students are spending more time behind their desks this school year.

Indian Chenin Blanc

New food service at Lambeau primed for season debut On game day, Lambeau Field is Green Bay's biggest restaurant. It has a lot of moving parts.

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Four of the five queried said, in e-mails, that they made their own pizzas. All favored dry reds, some pricey, to accompany them. I tried the wines, and here are my tasting notes.

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My favorite: the hearty, earthy, soulful 2009 Marco Tulio, a blend ($24) from Roanoke Vineyards , in Riverhead. It is named for Marco Tulio Campuzano, the father-in-law of Richard Pisacano, an owner.

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Mr. Pisacano’s father and vineyard manager, Gasper (Gabby to everyone), gathers wild mushrooms for his pizza. There’s “something special” about the pairing of the mushrooms with this wine, which is mainly cabernet franc, Richard Pisacano wrote.

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BACKSTAGE AT A recent Procol Harum/Yes concert, Jim Clendenen could see the looks, other fans checking him out, trying to decide who he was, since he looks exactly like a member of a rock band from that vintage, still flying his freak flag well below his shoulders. But at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Ore., or La Paulée de New York, or the Nashville Wine Auction, Mr. Clendenen is a star, undoubtedly the most iconic American wine personality since Robert Mondavi. At chef Charlie Trotter's retirement dinner last month, Mr. Clendenen shared the spotlight as he towered above the great Chicago chef, sharing wine and schmoozing with gourmands, chefs and wine collectors, all of whom seemed to be old friends. Characteristically, he was among the last of the revelers standing at 4 a.m. This fall Mr. Clendenen celebrates the 30th harvest of Au Bon Climat, the winery he founded with his friend Adam Tolmach in the drab, arid vastness of the Santa Maria Valley, north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Since that first harvest in 1982, Mr. Clendenen has been the prime mover in putting the Santa Barbara region on the map as a source of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and he has gone through several cycles of critical and popular approval. Mr. Clendenen has always preached the gospel of balance and restraint—an ethos he learned in Burgundy—and he has reason to feel vindicated in 2012, when wine fashion seems to have finally caught up with him. His neighbors, and even his partner Mr. Tolmach (who left ABC in 1990), used to mock him for picking grapes too early, but his dedication to lower-alcohol, higher-acidity wines is now pretty much gospel among the younger generation of winemakers and sommeliers, and anyone who opens older vintages of ABC wines will discover that they usually age brilliantly.

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The partners returned to Santa Barbara in '82 and set up in a converted dairy barn in the Santa Maria Valley, where the California coastline veers west above Santa Barbara, creating several east-west valleys that funnel cool Pacific air into the interior. The combination of fierce Southern California sunshine and cool maritime air makes for a unique combination of slow-evolving ripeness and crisp acidity.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is by far Washington's largest wine producer. This fall, it will use two-thirds of the 200,000 tons of grapes that will be harvested in the state.

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And while most of its grapes come from throughout the 11 million acre Columbia Valley, it's often forgotten the company has estate vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain and the Columbia and Walla Walla valleys.

Indian Cabernet Shiraz

Chateau Ste. Michelle is the state's oldest winery with roots that stretch back to 1934. Head winemaker Bob Bertheau is particularly fond of two estate vineyards: Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, and this week, we take a closer look at them.

Indian Rosé



In my last piece I called blended wines the ice cream sundae of all of my favorite grapes. Blends are some of the most complex and interesting types of wine. In order to learn more about the process, I spent a day with Mariana Onofri, a sommelier and Wine Director at The Vines of Mendoza. Mariana leads more than 100 blending sessions per year working with the company's vineyard owners and guests.

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1. Difference between varietals and blends: A standard varietal like Malbec, Chardonnay etc., is made from the same type of grape. Sometimes winemakers will use grapes from different plots of a vineyard or different regions for a varietal, but they are all the same type of grapes. In the U.S. a varietal needs to be 75 percent of one type of grape, while in Europe it's generally 80 percent and in Argentina it's 85 percent. It's possible for wineries to add other grapes to a varietal to enhance the elements and still call it a single varietal wine.

Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India

Blends are what their name suggests. They typically consist of at least 40-50 percent of one type of grape and a smaller mix of two or more other grapes.

Indian Cabernet Shiraz



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