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Wines from Italy and Brazil

Zonin – Italy Rocca di Montemassi is located in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany, contrasted by rolling hills and swampland. Maremma, one of the youngest wine producing areas in Italy, has been coveted over t...
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Concannon Vineyard Releases New Founders’ Tier While Celebrating 50 Years of Concannon Cabernet Clones 7, 8 and 11

Concannon Vineyard, established in 1883 and America’s oldest, ongoing winery under the same family label and stewardship, has released a new tier of wine while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Concannon Cabernet Sa...
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Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington to kick off its 31st annual Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 13th

Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington will kick off its 31st annual Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 13th with a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with host Garrison Keillor. Ticket...
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Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Flowers Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 and Sea View Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2011

For me, it’s always about the back story, and the more endearing the story, the more respect I have for the product and the bigger fan I become. This stems from being a serial entrepreneur. I feel for, understand, and emp...
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Thorn by The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Wine Company (TPW) sources varietals from some of the best vineyards and appellations located throughout California.  TPW has put its stamp on creating interesting and premium wine blends that are thought provokin...
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A New Generation, The Wines of Greece

George Spiliadis, the founder of Cava Spiliadis knows Greek wines better than most sommeliers in the United States. His passion is to bring the “new generation” of fine Greek wines to the United States and Canada. He has i...
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Chappellet Vineyard and Winery, Pritchard Hill, St. Helena, Napa

Cyril Chappellet of Chappellet Vineyard and Winery was in town last week before heading to Naples for the exclusive winter wine festival, and I was most fortunate to have dinner with him and taste through some of Chappellet’s...
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HALL Winery

Appellation Exploration at HALL Winery Rutherford

HALL Wines of Napa Valley, has launched a luxurious Appellation Exploration experience at its Rutherford Winery. The premier offering will provide guests an unparalleled opportunity to isolate and experience the quality and var...
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Fireside Wines: Tintara Reds

In 1876, pioneering winery founder, Thomas Hardy purchased Tintara winery in McLaren Vale, South Australia in order to expand his already successful winemaking business. His vision and passion for winemaking meant that the Tin...
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Hardys Nottage Hill Wines for the Holidays

Nottage Hill History Old Tom Nottage was the nephew of the founder, Thomas Hardy. He worked for his uncle for more than 66 years, through two generations of the Hardy family and on his retirement it seemed only fitting that hi...
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White Wine For a White Christmas

Moniker Chardonnay Rich and bold this New World-style Chardonnay was made primarily from grapes grown at La Ribera, along the banks of the Russian River. Fermented and aged for four months sur lie in American oak barrels lended...
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Italian And German Wines For Christmas

Schloss Johannisberg is a castle and winery in the village of Johannisberg in the Rheingau wine-growing region of Germany. It has been making wine for over 900 years. Schloss Johannisberg has a melodic nose of orange zest...
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Franciacorta For The Holidays

Franciacorta is a sparkling wine from the Province of Brescia in Lombardy with a designation of origin status produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, on the hills located between...
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Prosecco For The Holidays

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine from the Veneto region in Italy. In order to be called “Prosecco,” the wine can only be mixed with a maximum 15% of Verdiso, Bianchetta, Perer...
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Vanderbilt Reserve Collection

Biltmore Winery is located in Asheville, North Carolina part home to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, as they extend through Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina as well. George Vanderbilt, grandson of famed industria...
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Robert Mondavi Winery Limited-Edition ‘To Kalon Vine in Graphite’

Robert Mondavi Winery Celebrates To Kalon Vineyard with Limited-Edition ‘To Kalon Vine in Graphite’

Robert Mondavi Winery has commissioned San Francisco artist Agelio Batle to create a limited-edition work of art inspired by the vines of the renowned To Kalon Vineyard. The object, called To Kalon Vine in Graphite, celebrates ...
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Champagne

How To Buy Champagne For The Holidays

If you’re a Champagne novice the first step is, [just like anything else],  know what you like and go from there. Price has nothing to do with it, so take that qualifier out of the game right now. Don’t let names s...
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Affordable Sparkling Wines For The Holidays

It doesn’t always have to be about Champagne when it comes to sparkling wine and it doesn’t have to be pricey to be satisfying or palate pleasurable. We’re highlighting four very different sparkling wines, eac...
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Parducci Vineyards, True Grit

Parducci Wine Cellars True Grit

Parducci Wines’ True Grit pays homage to legendary screen actor John Wayne. Tom and Tim Thornhill, owners of Parducci Wine Cellars, were once told that their Petite Sirah was the “John Wayne of red wines,” and there y...
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Let’s Talk and Drink Pure Chablis

Chablis, history From the days of  Tiparello Sweet Tip Cigars, Station Wagons with side wood paneling, Love’s Baby Soft, All in the Family, and Burger King’s slogan “have it your way”, comes the America...
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Merryvale Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot

Merryvale Vineyards Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery producing small production lots from select vineyard sources. For over 30 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale...
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10 Glasses; Moderate to Pricey California Wines For Thanksgiving

Ten recommended California wines ranging in price from $22-$98 for Thanksgiving. 2012 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay ($48 SRP) rich, lush full bodied Chardonnay; long, rich and elegant finish. Appealing to both the lean style Cha...
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8 Glasses, Value to Moderate Priced Wines For Thanksgiving

Italian and French value to moderately priced wines, $10.99-$25 for Thanksgiving. Mionetto Prestige Organic Prosecco (SRP $16): A delicate perfume of elderflower with subtle fragrances of green apple. Green apple on the palat...
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South Florida Boutique Wine Shops – Where to buy wine

The best wine finds are at boutique wine stores, independently owned and operated. The best, because of the individual attention and knowledge the proprietors possess, who are more than willing to share their wine savvy with yo...
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Wine and Dessert Pairings

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
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Wine Pairings for Appetizers and First Courses

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
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Wine Pairings for Seafood

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
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Wine Pairings For Those Other Main Courses

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
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