Daily Archives: May 29, 2024

2024 Destin Charity Wine Auction Raises $3.3 Million for Children’s Charities

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) had another strong showing at its annual auction in support of northwest Florida children in need. On April 27, the event gathered over 600 wine lovers at Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center in Miramar Beach and raised more than $3.3 million for 17 children’s charities. The auction, which began in 2005, has established itself …

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Chile’s 2024 harvest: Yields lower, but quality high

Harvesting Carmenère at Concha Y Toro. The 2023/2024 season has been another unusual one for Chile. In contrast to the extreme summer of the 2023 vintage, this season has been marked by mild temperatures. But the really striking thing about harvest 2024 was the contrasting impacts of the weather on the north and the rest of the country. Ocean impact …

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Oregon Biodynamics Centennial Tasting: June 8, 2024, McMinnville, OR

I’m guessing most of my readers need no introduction to the concept of biodynamic farming, but for those who might be hazy on the concept, it is an approach to farming popularized by Rudolph Steiner in 1924 through a series of lectures he gave on the subject. The principles of biodynamics are many, and varied, but they focus on building …

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