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  • Happy National Wine Day:  Cheers!
    Happy National Wine Day: Cheers!
    With summer right around the corner, warmer weather is definitely here. If you need a little something to whet your whistle, you’re in luck! It’s time to grab the corkscrew and your biggest glass, folks. One of the best beverage...
  • Beyra, Vinhos de Altitude, Reserva, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2013
    Beyra, Vinhos de Altitude, Reserva, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2013
    Beyra, Vinhos de Altitude, Reserva, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2013 is dark ruby red. Strawberry, cherry, blueberry, and raspberry dominate the palate up front. There are light hints of dark chocolate and violets on the back of the nose. The palate...
  • Meet Kim Crawford tonight
    Meet Kim Crawford tonight
    Sipping three Kim Crawford white varietals from New Zealand are the picture-perfect way to celebrate warmer days, pool parties and short shorts.All three “Small Parcels” – from the iconic winery that began in 1996 –are...
  • 2016 French Open: The Champagne Road to Roland Garros
    2016 French Open: The Champagne Road to Roland Garros
    Alors! The two-week 2016 French Open Tennis Tournament, one of the world’s four Grand Slam tennis championship events, is now underway at Stade Rolland Garros in Paris. It’s the only Grand Slam event played on a clay surface&mdash...
  • Arneis grapes
    Arneis: Piedmont’s “little rascal”
    I remember a few years ago going out for drinks (wine) with some people and my very knowledgeable wine-world friend, Robin Kelley O’Connor, ordered the wine. I asked what he ordered, and he replied: Arneis. My response was: Really?Around the...
  • DaVinci Chiani provides a classic Italian
    DaVinci Chianti reflects quality Italian winemaking
    If you are looking for a true Italian Chianti, one with taste and character, look no further than the Italian Chianti from Da Vinci. The 2014 Da Vinci Chianti comes from the estates south facing hillside vineyards in the central section of the...
  • Judgment of Paris celebration at Raymond Vineyards
    Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary celebration at Raymond Vineyards
    As part of the Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary celebration, Raymond Vineyards held a friendly competition between California and English Sparkling Wines to introduce Steven Spurrier’s Bride Valley English Sparkling Wines, on May 15th,...
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    Torbreck Library Wine Dinner at the Bazaar
    Torbreck, an Australian producer which focuses primarily on the classic Rhone varietals such as Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro in the Barossa Valley will be pouring their wines at a Wine Dinner at The Bazaar on June 1, 2016. "An Ideal 55 dinner...
  • Domaine Bousquet, Malbec, Reserve, Tupengato, Mendoza, AR 2014
    Domaine Bousquet, Malbec, Reserve, Tupengato, Mendoza, AR 2014
    In the late 1990s southern French wine maker, Jean Bousquet, visited Argentina in search of the perfect place to plant a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. He purchased land in Tupengato, and at 4000 feet in elevation it became the highest altitude...
  • Drink Pink Vino Rose Tasting Event
    Rose Season or Prieto Picudo Season?
    Ahhhhh, springtime warrants the start of Rosés Season. We celebrate Spring with the new vintages of Rosés year in and year out….what if there was a new type of Rose in town?The Press and Media are tired of the same ol’ grape varietals...
  • The votes are in, this chardonnay draws crowds
    The votes are in, this chardonnay draws crowds
    The Northern California Wine Examiner panel indulged in some serious tasting recently and the polling was unanimous … Jon Nathaniel chardonnay is a winner.The fruit for the 2014 varietal ($50) comes from a small parcel in the Napa Valley...
  • Australian Seminar Wines
    Australian Wines, Coming on Strong
    Australian wines, bold and sassy, intense and delightful, are staging a comeback. Once the darling of Robert Parker and legions of wine drinkers, Aussie wines fell out of favor due to cheap, lackluster “critter” bottles and big,...
  • Memorial Day parties, Govino
    Festive Memorial Day celebrations made easy
    Memorial Day weekend marks the official start to the summer. From the pools opening to the grills firing up, the holiday weekend is best enjoyed outdoors with friends. With these good times on the horizon, the backyard patio, the party accessories...
  • Ponte Vecchio
    Tour del vino al tramonto
    Vuoi per rilassarsi? Non si vuole uscire dalla folla e la fuga? Poi un tour del vino al tramonto nella splendida Firenze, l'Italia è quello che si vuole.Il tour del vino al tramonto a Firenze è tutto di buon vino e un tramonto meraviglioso che...
  • Malbec for Burger Pairings
    Celebrate Barbecue Month with simplicity: Burgers and value wine
    One habit that people should jettison before achieving barbecue stardom or plying themselves with fermented grape juice: quit the one-stop shopping at the supermarket. Now that winter is over (it is, right?) and National Barbecue Month hurtles...
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