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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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