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Posts published by “Darren Delmore”

The Goldeneye Diaries

I went to a Boonville party after a long day of harvest. Bo, Rebecca and I didn’t even change or wash up; we just clocked…

The Goldeneye Diaries

Winemaker Zach Rasmuson unexpectedly gave us another four-day weekend. He and 43-year old assistant winemaker Bo Felton were apparently flying to a ranch in Omaha…

The Goldeneye Diaries

Thursday was a half-day for us temporary types at Goldeneye, and I spent the morning grape sampling the Narrows Vineyard with Danny. The fruit in…

The Goldeneye Diaries

What’s interesting about winemaker Zach Rasmusen’s protocol of running a crew is that the first 20 to 30 minutes of every morning is spent stretching…

The Goldeneye Diaries

Here I write outside of Boonville in a beautiful leather bound journal gifted by A.L. of Adelaide, Australia. The voluptuous Italian singer, who made my…

A Flash In The Pan

The mood on Election Night was as tense as a cold vintage Condrieu inside the dank, red velvet-lined interiors of Bern’s steakhouse in Tampa, Florida.…

The Vineyards Of Redwood Valley

Back in the 80ʼs Bob Klindt responded to an ad in a home winemaker newsletter that listed Redwood Valley Chenin Blanc for sale. By 2010…

Hot Male Flank

I got in on last Friday nightʼs Pinot Fest barbecue at Husch with a little help from my friends, complete with tinted window ride service…

Pinot Revel, Anderson Valley

The alcohol farms of Highway 128 will be under siege by a battalion of Lexus and BMW wagons on May 18th through 20th as the…

The Death Of American Syrah

Slim, bespectacled Jean Jacques Brun was pouring a modernly designed 2009 Brun Avril magnum that was cork tainted — i.e. smelled of bleach. I was…

In Pursuit Of Balance

When renowned sommelier Rajat Parr and celebrity wine child Jasmine Hirsch organize a new wave gathering of Pinot Noir in San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom,…

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