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Tim Patterson

Winemaking Columnist, Wines & Vines, San Rafael, CA

Tim Patterson writes about adult beverages from Berkeley, California. In previous lives, he wrote about national politics, television, techie stuff and hillbilly music. He roots for glamour-free wine regions and low-profile grapes; wants to know how wine is really made; and bottles his own in his garage. He does the monthly Inquiring Winemaker column for the industry trade magazine Wines & Vines; writes for consumers in the Wine Enthusiast; and expounds about home winemaking for WineMaker. He co-authored (with Jim Concannon) Concannon: The First One Hundred Twenty Five Years, a history of that venerable Livermore Valley winery. And of course, he maintains (erratically) a blog, Blind Muscat’s Cellarbook.

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