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California to the Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand Winery

This is a little story of two people from Adelaide South Australia now living in California. One in Paso Robles and one in Monterey and neither knowing each other prior to an introduction via social media by a mutual friend, James Tilbrook of Tilbrook Estate wines in the Adelaide hills, South Australia. (James makes great wine by the way) Just so you know one of the individuals is me, the other is Amanda Grindley of Brecon Estate Winery in Paso Robles California. We both had plans to be in Adelaide at the same time last July and were to meet up with James to catch up, enjoy his wines and visit his new tasting location, the Lenswood Cube. But that's another story. This story is about a wine t

Can you imagine a world without wine?

Corvina Guerra is a traveling winemaker hoping to settle down in her family’s Italian vineyard. After she pays a visit to a local winemaker’s winery (as a family favor) she finds her world turned upside down and thrown into quite the mystery. An outbreak of phylloxera, a plant louse that devastated vineyards everywhere in Europe over a century ago, has infested the vines of the winery and has the potential to spread to every winery in the country. Who could have done it and why? Corvina and Bryan make it their mission to get to the bottom of the mystery. If they don’t stop the spread of the outbreak, could it be the end of the entire wine industry? In his latest book, Root Cause, Steven Lain

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