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Sommcon™ Registration Open; An Educational Conference For Wine Industry Professionals And Enthusiasts

SommCon is a San Diego-based conference that features 50 educational seminars, certification opportunities, and tasting events November 18-21, 2015. The debut of SommCon  will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Designed to...
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HALL Napa Valley’s Kathryn Hall Release Parties Slated for Napa, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale

HALL St. Helena has announced the date for three of its multi-city parties celebrating the release of its flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was recently rated 97+ pts. by Robert Parker. “2012 is one of t...
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eRobertParker.com Brings Inaugural Matter of Taste Tour to Miami

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the world’s most recognized authority on wine, is bringing its inaugural Matter of Taste tour to Miami as part of a continuing global series of exclusive events for eRobertParker.com mem...
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Affordable Sparkling Wine for the Summer

Crowd pleasing, and friendly, as well as affordable, here are a handful of enjoyable sparkling wines from France, Italy, and Spain that will liven up any summer bbq or picnic and not break the bank. Poema Brut Cava -  Non-Vi...
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Easy Drinking Summer Wines

Easy Drinking Summer Wines for those long dog day afternoons of July and August. Cloudy Bay 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is a definitive expression of the region and its season. The nose is bright with aromas of kaffir lime, and grapef...
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Old Soul Wine – Oak Ridge Winery

Oak Ridge Winery is the oldest operating winery in Lodi, California, built in 1934. It is owned by the Maggio, Reynolds and Dondero families, and produces estate wines under several separate wine labels. The winery itself was...
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North American Sommelier Association to Host Two Italian Wine Certification Courses in Miami

Two North American Sommelier Association (NASA) courses will take place in Miami this summer, one at Toscana Divino (Mary Brickell Village) and the other at Ironside Pizza (Upper East). Whether you are a wine professional o...
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Bridlewood Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

Bridlewood Estate Winery is working to make the Central Coast as one of California’s preeminent winemaking regions; Bridlewood estate was once home to an Arabian horse farm and an equestrian rehabilitation center. The des...
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Friendly and Crowd Pleasing California and Spanish Red Wine

Just as Cabernet Sauvignon, the “King of Reds,” resides in the upper echelons of the wine world, the carnivore sits atop the food chain. Inspired by these two kings, Carnivor the wine was created. A friendly wine wi...
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Louis M. Martini Wine

Louis M. Martini Napa and Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

The Martini family has been making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma’s since 1933. Founder Louis M. Martini started with this simple premise: the best grapes make the best wines. Home to world-class Cab...
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Herdade do Esporão Duas Castas 2013

Herdade do Esporão is located little more than 105 miles southeast of Lisbon, Portugal nearby the historical city of Reguengos de Monsaraz, in Alentejo. The Herdade do Esporão benefits from the Mediterranean-continental clim...
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Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and California

One varietal, three different regions, three different tastes. One of California’s oldest and most renowned wineries, Geyser Peak Winery was founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, a pioneer in Alexander Valley winemaking, Geyse...
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Spottswoode Estate Wines

Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the pre-prohibition Victorian home depicted on...
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Biltmore Winery, North Carolina Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Biltmore Winery in North Carolina celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since first opening its doors on May 11, 1985, Biltmore Winery has ascended to the unique position as America’s most visited winery and is widely re...
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South African Value Rose Wine

South African Value Rosé Wines

The Cape winegrowing areas, situated in the narrow viticultural zone of the southern hemisphere, mainly have a Mediterranean climate and the mountain slopes and valleys form the ideal habitat for the wine grape Vitis vinifera, ...
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Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Riesling

The classic pairing of wine and cheese 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 i...
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Wine and Cheese Pairing 101: What Cheese Pairs with Zinfandel?

The classic pairing of wine and cheese 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 i...
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Wine and Cheese Pairing 101: What Cheese Pairs with Merlot

The classic pairing of wine and cheese 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 i...
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Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Chardonnay

The classic pairing of wine and cheese 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 i...
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Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Sauvignon Blanc

The classic pairing of wine and cheese 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 i...
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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 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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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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