Wine Judge Michael Taylor, of Davis, writes down some comments about some of the white wines he as sampled checks the during the final day of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition in June.
Wine Judge Michael Taylor, of Davis, writes down some comments about some of the white wines he as sampled checks the during the final day of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition in June. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Wine Judge Michael Taylor, of Davis, writes down some comments about some of the white wines he as sampled checks the during the final day of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition in June. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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December 02, 2014 04:20 AM

UPDATED December 02, 2014 06:03 PM

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