Bonterra Organic Estates

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Winery of the Month: Bonterra Organic Estates A leader in organic viticulture, Bonterra grows their fruit in certified-organic vineyards without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. A combination […]

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Hope Family Wines

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Winery of the Month: Hope Family Wines The Hope Family winery has created some very well-known wine brands like Liberty School, Austin Hope, Treana, Quest and Troublemaker. Located in Paso […]

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Hope Family Wines

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Winery of the Month: Hope Family Wines The Hope Family winery has created some very well-known wine brands like Liberty School, Austin Hope, Treana, Quest and Troublemaker. Located in Paso […]

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Winery of the Month: Uppercut Wine

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Provenance Vineyards is the joint venture of three passionate winemakers, Tom Rinaldi, Chris Cooney, and Trevor Durling; their first vintage, in 1999, established the winery’s style: an elegant yet powerful […]

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Varietal of the Month: Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc

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Clean, fresh, minerally… a transparent view into the soils of Rutherford Valley. Since 1981 Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc has been exactly what the winemakers feel a Sauvignon Blanc should be. […]

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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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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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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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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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Varietal of the Month: Prosecco

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Quite simply, Prosecco is the sparkling wine of Italy, created only from 9 provinces including the Veneto region near Venice, Italy. Made from Glera grapes, this ancient grape dates back […]

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Varietal of the Month: Red Zinfandel

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Working with Zinfandel requires use of the Goldilocks principle— pick it too early and you end up with a stemmy wine; pick it too late and you risk a stuck […]

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Varietal of the Month: LaMarca Luminore Prosecco

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Quite simply, Prosecco is the sparkling wine of Italy. It comes from the Valdobbiadene region in Veneto (Venice), Italy. Made from Glera grapes, Prosecco originates only from the 9 provinces […]

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Varietal of the Month: Austin Hope, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Austin Hope grew up in the coastal mountain range of Paso Robles, CA working in the vineyards with his father. There he developed a love for winemaking and farming […]

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Varietal of the Month: Toscana IGT Red Blend

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Blended red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy is known as Toscana IGT. This verifies the grapes were grown and the wine was made in Tuscany. IGT stands for […]

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Varietal of the Month: Super Tuscan

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Red wines from the region of Tuscany made from blends of grapes that include Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah make up the category of Super Tuscan. Originally, the term […]

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Varietal of the Month: Sauvignon Blanc

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Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape that creates a white wine very different from other white varietals. It grows well around the world […]

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