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MIDSUMMER DAY MUSINGS

This is the time of year we look forward to, relish, and then miss when it’s over. SUMMER. Cool mornings and evenings, warm to hot days, concerts at town squares and vineyards, ripening fruits and vegetables, picnics……….aah. At the moment the first apples and blackberries have arrived, cukes and the ever present zucchini are here, …

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ASIAN ADVENTURE

We are here on the isle of Bali to help our dear old friend Andy Bartlett celebrate a significant birthday. Andy, one of the founders of Taft Street and its first president, spent years in Indonesia after graduating from Harvard Law School. It was on one of his trips back from Bali to his vacation …

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Hens and Chicks Kind of Year

Local grape growers refer to grape clusters with different sized berries as “hens and chicks.” The unseasonably cool spring especially affected early maturing varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and resulted in an uneven fruit set. More shatter, looser clusters, and fewer berries are the results. The good news is small berries, with a …

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