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  1. Return to California 12: Enrico Bertoz and Arbe Garbe | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] Ribolla Gialla with 36 hours of skin contact. The wine showcases the textural elements of the phenolic Ribolla Gialla, with the fragrant nose of the Malvasia Bianca. There is a pleasing salinity in the palate [...]

  2. The Butterfly Effect: How the death of a fad gave birth to beautiful color and shape in wine; Part 1: Considering Recent History | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] George Vare, an investor with decades of experience in Napa wine, celebrates the work of experimental winemakers. For Vare, the passion of young people operating outside the mainstream exemplifies what he loves to support for the future of the California wine industry. [...]

  3. The Butterfly Effect: How the death of a fad gave birth to beautiful color in wine, Part 1: Considering Recent History | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] George Vare, an investor with decades of experience in Napa wine, celebrates the work of experimental winemakers. For Vare, the passion of young people trying new approaches exemplifies the future of the California wine industry. [...]

  4. Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » BREAKING: George Vare, 1936-2013

    [...] excellent pieces on him. See her four-part series on “Ribolla Gialla University.” One; Two; Three; [...]

  5. Attending Ribolla Gialla University, Part 6: The Vare Vineyard Tasting, Arlequin Wine Merchant | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] meant to take seriously the work started here in California by George Vare. He studied the potentials of the grape through on going conversations with winemakers in Slovenia and Friuli, t…. The name is also a reflection of my own following Ribolla Gialla around, having fallen in love [...]

  6. Attending Ribolla Gialla University, Part 7: The Matthiasson Vineyard, Napa | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] in Napa Valley with Premier Viticulture Services, connecting, as a result, almost immediately with George Vare, as well as Vare’s home vineyard of Ribolla Gialla and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2.5 acres of [...]

  7. The Butterfly Effect: How the death of a fad gave birth to beautiful color in wine, Part 4: Surveying Technique, Terroir | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] John Konsgaard with his unfiltered Chardonnays from Newton Vineyard offers one such example. His devotion to Pinot Grigio with George Vare through Luna Vineyards gives another. In both examples, just taking white wines so seriously stands as a moment of being [...]

  8. Wanted: Vineyard Owners with a Sense of Daring | SF Wine Blog

    [...] Henry Wine Group.  But he also had a sense of adventure, founding Luna Vineyards and being the first to introduce Ribolla Gialla to California.  George planted about 2.5 acres in his own vineyard in Napa and shared the grapes [...]

  9. Attending Ribolla Gialla University, Part 8: Friuli Fest 2013 | Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    [...] Robbie Meyers, Grassi Wine, discusses the 2012 Grassi Vare Ribolla Gialla and making wine with George Vare [...]

  10. リボッラ・ジャッラ | PPCVINO | 厳選ワイン・ニュース

    [...] パート1 パート2 [...]

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