Between the Vines: S. Livermore Avenue wineries great place to start exploring

Between the Vines is a biweekly column on wine and winemaking in the Livermore Valley region. This column was contributed by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.

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Graham Tatomer got a taste of Austrian Riesling, and that was it

Graham Tatomer was already making Riesling in Santa Barbara when Chris Robles, then sommelier at Wine Cask, poured him a glass of Riesling from the Wachau. The effect was electric. He knew Alsace. He knew Germany. But Austria? These were some of the greatest Rieslings he'd ever tasted. And…

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Solvang, Calif.: Danish sweets and fine wine

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name "Solvej," I've always been asked, somewhat cheekily, "Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?"

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