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Review: Area 5.1 Majestic 12

Remember how I raved about Area 5.1’s White Light? Well, I liked the winery’s Majestic 12 just as much, if not more. This red wine blend is jammm-my.  Playing along with the alien theme throughout the whole wine tasting room, Majestic 12 is named after a secret committee allegedly formed in 1947 to recover a UFO that…

Wine boom!

The number of wineries in California has more than doubled since 2000. Check out this visual I made using government data that hits home the point: [iframe src=”https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?containerId=gviz_canvas&q=select+col0%2C+col1+from+1tO-MziwU76aqioVVbJ_cHClwI0mweGE-U_3XpX8+order+by+col0+asc+limit+10&viz=GVIZ&t=COLUMN&uiversion=2&gco_forceIFrame=true&gco_hasLabelsColumn=true&width=600&height=400″ width=”100%” height=”400″] And California wine is a $61.5 billion industry. That’s billion with a B. Yet, at the same time, California’s share of the U.S. wine market…