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Wine Tastings Gone Virtual!

“Stay Safe, Stay Home” are words you are hearing quite often in these crazy days of living in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic. It’s hard to stay home in a quarantined lifestyle when we are used to heading to the local wineries each weekend and enjoying great wines and views! You can’t even sneak to the wineries with your

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How To Live The Winery Lifestyle

The wine business has a culture all its own. Long days in the vineyard, weekends tending wine in the cellar, bottling, marketing, promoting, wine tastings, tours, wine education……the list never ends. Working with wine is a career that takes no holidays since every customer wants wine for their holidays! You must have incredible patience, passion, and the ability to take

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Cooper & Thief Sauvignon Blanc

No day in your life should be just run-of-the-mill so why should your wine taste same ol’ same ol’? I love Sauvignon Blanc’s but sometimes it does seem like some brands taste just like the others. Are you adventurous enough to overhaul your Sauvignon Blanc expectations and try something completely different? I believe everyone should always have an Open Wine

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USA Wine Ratings Wine Competition 2019

I was invited by USA Wine Ratings to help judge their San Francisco wine tasting competition last July and I was intrigued by the way they scored the wines in their competition. All the other wine competitions I have participated in based their scores solely on the flavor and characteristics of the wines. But with the USA Wine Ratings competition,

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Trefethen Family Vineyards Quandary White Blend

Being in a “quandary” is something I am very good at since I can be perplexed in some difficult situations. But there was nothing perplexing here while I was experiencing this very quaffable and delectable white wine! From the prestigious Napa Valley, Trefethen Family Vineyards has taken their best white grapes, added some love, and created a lovely, tasteful wine.

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Starting Your Wine Collection (The Super Easy Way!)

Red wines, white wines, sweet wines, dry wines, canned wine, screw caps….the whirlwind of wine information is daunting! I put off starting my own wine collection for years because the thought of it was so intimidating. It is true that you will learn from your mistakes as you grow your wine collection. But let me propose to you that if

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Blue Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Alexander Valley in Sonoma County is known for their voluptuous, refined Cabernet Sauvignon’s and this one is no exception! The unique terroir of Alexander Valley is just magical which would inspire a winemaker to put forth their best wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon spent 22 months in 50% new French Oak and 50% in once used barrels. Because there were prior

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