Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards  Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Today the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under the ownership and manage...
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Loveblock Wine

Loveblock Wine was conceptualized and is made by Kim and Erica Crawford who created and popularized another wine brand that carries their name but with which they are no longer involved; the first name basis of the winemaker an...
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Ellman Family Vineyards

Looking To Buy A Winery?

Silicon Valley Bank, a provider of commercial banking services to the innovation sector and the wine industry, released a new study, “Ownership Transitions in the Wine Industry”. Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon ...
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Hilliard Bruce Vineyards

California Wineries Host Summer Music Festivals And Concerts

The Wine Institute is an association of 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses dedicated to enhancing the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine. And what better way to en...
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Bouvet-Ladubay Wines

Bouvet-Ladubay History: Circa 1851 Etienne Bouvet with his wife Celestine Ladubay create a winery named Bouvet Ladubay, after their names. At the age of 80, Etienne Bouvet passed away in 1908. Unfortunately, there were no ...
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Val d’Orbieu Wines

The largest player in sales of Estate and Châteaux wines from the south of France, is Val d’Orbieu, this group owns 60 properties and trades 100 additional Estates and Châteaux wines as a negociant. The Val d’Orbieu group...
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Champagne

Know Your Champagne

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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Piper-Heidsieck Rose Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Founded in 1785, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is one of the oldest Champagne Houses created by Florens-Louis Heidsieck in Reims, France. A cloth merchant by trade, Heidsieck became involved in winemaking at an early age and showed...
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Sequoia Grove Winery

I was invited to attend a wine luncheon in Fort Lauderdale where Michael Trujillo Director of Winemaking and President of Sequoia Grove Winery would be in attendance taking a group of wine enthusiasts on a tasting and informa...
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Sanford Winery Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Sanford Winery is located within the Santa Rita Hills American Viticultural Area [AVA] in Santa Barbara County California. Santa Rita Hills AVA is an ideal location for the classic Burgundian varietals; Pinot Noir and Chardonna...
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New World California Wines Made Old World Style

Last week I attend two wine luncheons and was introduced to wines I had never had before. Each were enjoyable in their own right both completely different styles of wine yet ironically both are new world wines made in old world...
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Wine 101: California Value Wines For Valentine’s Day

There is nothing wrong with value wine, and I tell my students this all the time; there is an audience for the many styles of wine in the marketplace, if there wasn’t, there would be no such category. As much as I enjoy t...
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J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir

J Vineyards Misterra Pinot Noir

I’ve told this story many times before but its worth repeating because of the relationship behind it. In April 2012  I interviewed Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery; all of the South Florid...
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Chimney Rock Wine Luncheon

Stags Leap District in Napa Valley California is the celebrated home to some of the most elegant and dynamic Cabernet Sauvignons grown on American soil. Prominent fruit, velvet, silky and well-structured tannins are the charac...
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Wine 101, Do You Know What You Like And Why?

Wine 101. Do you know what styles of wine you like? The post comes directly from my teaching notes. I’m giving you the exact same information I give to my students. I’m sharing what is necessary to make you an educa...
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Hilliard Bruce Vineyards

Hilliard Bruce Wine Luncheon at The Dutch Miami Beach

Husband and wife team, John Hilliard and Christine Bruce are not only the namesake behind the wines at Hilliard Bruce but they are the talent as well.  The story of Hilliard Bruce [winery] is that of true Americana; do what y...
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Valentine Wines: What Wines to Serve When Entertaining on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for +1′s and falling on a Friday this year makes it prime to celebrate [all weekend] with a gaggle of people you luv. When planning a gathering of six or more details become more inv...
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Henri's Reserve

Purchase Champagne For Gifts And Valentine’s Day From Henri’s Reserve

*SPONSORED* Henri’s Reserve is a one-of-a-kind e-boutique that embodies the “Joie de Champagne.” Henri’s Reserve opens the gates to the clandestine world of boutique Champagnes from France’s finest, private estates....
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A 5-Tapas Cocktail Party, photo credit: Foodalogue.com

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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Matarromera Wine Luncheon at Cecconi's SOHO Beach House Miami: photo credit: southfloridafoodandwine.com

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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Ellman Family Vineyards

Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Cabernet Sauvignon

-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 ...
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Ellman Family Vineyards

Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Pinot Noir

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 Chenin 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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Wine and Cheese Pairing:What Cheese Pairs with Albariño

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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Boulud Sud Palm Beach Photo: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

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: 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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City Cellar West Palm Beach Cheese & Wine Menu

Wine and Cheese Pairings, White Wine and Cheese

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...
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Sparkling Wine Tasting: J Cuvée 20 Brut and J Brut Rosé NV

In April 2012 I interviewed Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery; all of the South Florida Food and Wine Spotlight Interviews are special to me but my Girl Power, Interviews with Female Chefs, Vintner...
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The Wines of Bodegas Riojanas

Bodegas Riojanas is a family owned winery that has been making wine for over a century in Rioja, Spain. Bodega Riojanas has been attributed with pioneering modern winemaking in Rioja. In 1997 this small, family winemaking compa...
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