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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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Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

  Quick: what’s your go-to summer wine? If you said sauvignon blanc, you’re not alone. With its crisp feel and bright, citrus flavors, it is the perfect summer sipper. However, It might be time to broaden your horizons. I’m thinking specifically of Spanish wines, thanks to a couple of samples sent to me from Vintae, […]

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Vineyard for Sale!

Vineyard for Sale!

  If you’ve ever entertained the idea of owning a winery – and have roughly $18 million to spare – then you might want to check out Burbank Ranch. Located in Paso Robles, this estate is being sold via auction on June 17. It is 83.5 acres, with sustainably farmed vineyards planted on 45 of […]

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