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Gaja & Barbaresco

Gaja & Barbaresco

  There is nothing like seeing a wine region to understand what it is all about. This fact was abundantly clear one bright Wednesday morning, as three of us stood on a Juliet balcony at the Gaja estate in Barbaresco, overlooking softly rolling hills. My husband and I have come expecting to taste delicious wines […]

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33rd Annual Winesong

33rd Annual Winesong

If you live in Northern California – or want an excuse to visit there – then put September 8 and 9 on your calendar. That weekend marks the 33rd annual Winesong in Mendocino County. This two-day event kicks off on Friday, September 8 with A Pinot Noir Celebration, the chance to taste and meet winemakers […]

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Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day!

  While celebrating with a French wine is de rigueur, I thought it might be interesting to take a dive into what the average 18th century French person might have been imbibing. The web site Life in a Medieval Castle: Medieval Drinks, while perhaps a tad off chronologically, nonetheless states that the best wines were […]

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Sciacchetrà

Sciacchetrà

Those of you who follow my Instagram know I was doing a LOT of wine tasting in Italy recently. You also know that I got to try sciacchetrà, a sweet wine made only in the small region of Cinque Terre, on Italy’s Ligurian coast. There are so many things that make this region special, from […]

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