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Powerful, Honest Reporting

RECEIVED Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Dear Editor,
    Thank you for reporting on fake pregnancy clinics in the Austin area. ["Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing," July 20.] Powerful, honest reporting is vital today, especially for the rights of women. As a conservative Christian woman, I value honesty and choice for women and thank you for shedding light on this problem.
Marisa B.

Drink Responsibly

RECEIVED Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Dear Editor,
    Just read Wes Marshall’s column concerning Olema Cabernet Sauvignon ["Weekend Wine," July 31]. In the column, Mr. Marshall states:
    “Don’t expect one of the Port-like monsters you get with an expensive Napa Cab. Those wines do well in tastings because they are so over-the-top that they will always stand out in a crowd. That’s fine if you are a judge that takes a small sip then spits it out.”
    This is an irresponsible statement from someone that I can only assume has a limited experience drinking higher-end Napa cabs. If his experience is limited to large production wines like say, Silver Oak, Caymus, and Hall, I would agree. However, there are so many great Napa Cabs, particularly smaller-production wines like Seven Stones, Vineyardist, Perliss, Krupp, MacDonald, Kelly Fleming, Notre Vin, Wicker (and on and on) that don’t have those characteristics.
    I recommend that and invite your wine critic to step beyond the wineries that the bus tours take people to and try something else. In fact, I will be happy to let him have a tasting with me with a couple of these types of wine so he can try them.
Thanks,
Mark Taylor
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