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November 30, 2018

Pinot feud pits California winery against Oregon vineyards

By ANDREW SELSKY
Associated Press

Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP, File [enlarge]
Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state's viticulture areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law.

SALEM, Ore. — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims that it makes an Oregon pinot.


 
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