Winery of the Month: Castello di Monsanto, Tuscany, Italy

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After being forced to leave his home in Tuscany during World War II, Aldo Bianchi returned to attend a wedding at Castello di Monsanto. He was struck by the beauty […]

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Varietal of the Month: Los Carneros California Chardonnay

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As the world’s most popular and versatile wine, Chardonnay really needs no explanation. But winemakers know that Chardonnay grapes can’t just be grown anywhere. The success of a Chardonnay relies […]

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Varietal of the Month:  Chardonnay

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As the world’s most popular and versatile wine, Chardonnay offers a range of flavors. From rich and buttery to crisp and light. The Chardonnay grape originated in Eastern France in […]

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Varietal of the Month:  Pinot Noir

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As a red wine, Pinot Noir is light to medium body with bright acidity, soft fruit and translucent color. The nose often outweighs the palate with heavily perfumed scents of […]

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Varietal of the Month: Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

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Washington State wine country is rising in popularity and gaining a reputation for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon. These fruit forward wines have flavors of black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, leather, graphite, mint […]

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Winery of the Month: Frank Family Vineyards

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Frank Family Vineyards started in 1992 when owner Rich Frank, formerly the President of Walt Disney Studios, purchased an old historic winery that was built in 1884. Since then, the […]

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Varietal of the Month: Chianti Classico DOCG

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Italy’s most well-known wine, Chianti Classico DOCG, is made with Sangiovese grapes from the Chianti territory. This medium-bodied red wine is known for its tart, acidic fruit flavors and high […]

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Varietal of the Month: Italian Barolo

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Barolo is an Italian red wine made exclusively in the Piedmont region of Italy. Its production is certified by the Italian government and has been given a DOCG certification (Denominazione […]

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Winery of the Month: Castello di Monsanto, Tuscany, Italy

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After being forced to leave his home in Tuscany during World War II, Aldo Bianchi returned to attend a wedding at Castello di Monsanto. He was struck by the beauty […]

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Varietal of the Month: Tempranillo

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In Spain, Tempranillo is the most widely planted grape in the country and thrives in Spain’s hot, dry climate. Typically, it is the dominant grape in Spanish Rioja wine, and […]

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Winery of the Month: The Prisoner Wine Company

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The Prisoner Wine Company was created in 2000 by winemaker, Dave Phinney. Phinney was well known from his years at Robert Mondavi and his creation of Orin Swift. Prisoner spent […]

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Winery of the Month: Castello della Sala

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Located in the Umbria region, not far from the Tuscan border, Castello della Sala is about 11 miles from the historic city of Orvieto.  The Medieval castle’s property extends over […]

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Vineyard of the Month: Duckhorn

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Founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, the Duckhorn Vineyards have become the premier producer of Napa Valley wines. They’ve grown from a single 10-acre estate and vineyard to […]

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Winery of the Month:  Prisoner Wine Company

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The Prisoner Wine Company was created in 2000 by winemaker, Dave Phinney. Phinney was well known from his years at Robert Mondavi and his creation of Orin Swift. Prisoner spent […]

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Varietal of the Month: Valpolicella

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Like most Italian wines, Valpolicella is named for the place where it is produced. This area of wine production near the hills of Verona creates a cool, stable climate for […]

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Wine of the Month: Duckhorn

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Founded in 1976 by Dan & Margaret Duckhorn, the Duckhorn Vineyards has become the premier producer of Napa Valley wines. They’ve grown from a single 10-acre estate and vineyard to […]

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Wine of the Month: Clos Pegase 

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Opened in the 1980s and located in Calistoga, Clos Pegase boasts a modern California feel. With 410 acres in the Napa Valley, the estate is made up of three vineyards, […]

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Wine of the Month: Alexander Valley Vineyards

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In 1962, Harry & Maggie Wetzel purchased the Alexander Valley vineyards when the Alexander heirs decided they no longer wanted to keep the land in the family. The Wetzels had […]

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Wine of the Month: Peppoli Chianti Classico

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Peppoli is an Italian red blend made from Sangiovese grapes. It is ruby red in color. On the nose Peppoli features fruity notes of red and black fruit, cherries, strawberries […]

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Winery of the Month: Frank Family Vineyards

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Frank Family Vineyards started in 1992 when owner Rich Frank, formerly the President of Walt Disney Studios, purchased an old historic winery that was built in 1884. Since then, the […]

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Winery of the Month: Faustino

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The Faustino legacy begins in 1861 when Eleuterio Martinez Arzok settled in Oyón, Spain and bought the town’s manor house and vineyards. The family worked for many years to make […]

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Wine of the Month:The Prisoner Wine Company

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Winery of the Month: The Prisoner Wine Company  The Prisoner Wine Company was created in 2000 by winemaker, Dave Phinney. Phinney was well known from his years at Robert Mondavi and his creation […]

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Wine of the Month:Justin Justification Red Blend

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Winery of the Month:Justin Vineyards Justin Vineyards and Winery started in 1981 with a plan to make Bordeaux-style blends. The soil in their four Paso Robles vineyards is ideally suited […]

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Wine of the Month: Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon, The Prisoner Wine Co.

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Aromas of plum and blackberry with a hint of olive. Vibrant flavors of black stone fruit and dried herbs with solid tannin structure result in a flavor-forward Cabernet Sauvignon with […]

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