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By Greg Linn | March 30, 2011

The subject of this blog is scores! Yes that numbering system that has redefined the quality, approach, mind set, consumption, wine making, marketing, and more when it comes to wine. For better or worse we have all been affected by the rating system and we will continue to be for the foreseeable future. What is…

Raw Material

By Greg Linn | March 18, 2011

If you were to start a business, family, or plan a trip around the world you would most differently put some pre thought into it would you not? I mean doing anything on a whim might seem exciting but the consequences can be disastrous. Yet many of our planted vines over the last 100 years…

Nonno Family

By Greg Linn | February 25, 2011

What’s in a name you ask? Well, for me it was an accumulation of decisions that brought me to this intersection that is known as now. Let me give you one such example out of millions. My Grandfather Colargio Zito and my Grandmother Giovana came to the new World in the early part of the…

Dirty Laundry

By Greg Linn | January 13, 2011

It’s true that people, not governments, are what make up the soul of a country. The essence of a people is not the negotiated treaties, bloated talking heads or propagandized photos which we consume daily. In fact, our so called “free press” is not so keen on providing images of what life is really like…

Robert Parker Jr. Notes

By Greg Linn | December 24, 2010

As most Santa Barbara cognoscenti know, Greg Linn is a huge fan of Burgundian wines, and has dedicated his projects in Santa Barbara to making potentially long-lived, elegant, flavorful wines in a more European style – at least from an alcohol perspective as rarely do these wines exceed 14%. All of the above wines are…

We The People

By Greg Linn | December 23, 2010

So, for those that have read my blogs before, you won’t be surprised at the subject chosen for your intellectual stimulus today. Please forgive me for my transparency, but it’s high time we break down the borders of the so called United States (the key words) of America. Yes united, all states to form a…

Integrity

By Greg Linn | November 18, 2010

When I was a consumer of wine, long before my adventures into winemaking, I was always amused at the next “vintage of the century”.   It was rare indeed to find a winemaker or winery owner who honestly evaluated any of his vintages until they were long sold through. There are exceptions to the rule…

Truth In Labeling

By Greg Linn | October 25, 2010

Do you long for those days in the so distant past when we did not have computers, cell phones, flat screens, satellite, and HDTV? Yes, when you had to get off your ass to change the channels, oops. When you always had a dime to phone home? That was a special time in our country.…

Screw This!

By Greg Linn | September 24, 2010

Some subjects are more interesting than others, depending upon your point of view and the overall fondness for the subject matter. I know one thing, this is akin to the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s when taking this subject on. No one is on the fence. Enclosures, sounds pretty dry so far but it’s the hottest subject…