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The Calistoga AVA war heats up again

Writer Steve Heimoff has some solid reporting on the Calistoga wine wars — yet another AVA controversy that has spun out of control.

Steve writes, “Well, now Calistoga III: The Curse of the Compromise is playing in a theatre near you. Seems TTB worked out a tentative deal whereby the two wineries with “Calistoga” in their names will be grandfathered in, allowing them to keep their names going forward. But wait! There’s more. No sooner was the compromise revealed than the two Congressmen who head up California’s wine caucus, George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) came out forcefully against it.”

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One Response to The Calistoga AVA war heats up again

  1. Bob

    What a bunch of nonsense! But I guess it means a lot of money to some people. Well, it doesn’t really matter to me, as I don’t drink California wine. I stick to French and Italian wines, which, as we all know, never have any appellation disputes:-)

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