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Here are some of my best stories from October.
Against local liquor: I'm as much a locavore as anyone, but for whiskey I make an exception because I prefer whiskey that tastes good.
Pacific Northwest harvest the new normal: What kind of vintage was 2016 in Oregon and Washington? Depends on what side of the Columbia River you're on.
Jackson Family Wines swallows up another Oregon winery: Global warming and seemingly the end of bad vintages make Oregon vineyards a different kind of commercial commodity.
Another top vintage for Northern California: Was there ever any doubt?
Wine Blogging 101: What college students asked me about wine and blogging: A reminder to prepare yourself to answer the basics.
Constellation buys Charles Smith wines: In 2010, Charles Smith sued one or more of my blog commenters! Fortunately now that he's been paid $120 million, it's safe to comment again. Probably.
Unnecessary wine appliance seduces media: I know more about this device now than when I wrote the story, so maybe there will be another story in the future. For now, enjoy the snark.
And my favorite post from this blog last month, ICYMI:
Donald Trump, sommelier: Because you're going to pay for that wine. I promise you, you're going to pay for that wine.