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SILICON VALLEY GETS WINE SAVVY

Despite being flush with cash and surrounded by pioneering wineries like J. Lohr, Mount Eden and Ridge, Silicon Valley has never been considered particularly wine-savvy. There are splashy hotels, great outdoor attractions and entertainment options from pro football, hockey and soccer to top-flight concerts, but the beverage scene has markedly lacked luster compared to the other expansive offerings of the tech-driven cultural hub.

Thankfully, however, things are slowly changing, as Silicon Valley begins to embrace gourmet restaurants that have expertly curated beverage programs.

There’s no real epicenter to the loosely defined region that stretches roughly from San Jose

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